Hartford Court Far Coast Pinot Noir 2016
Hartford Family Winery Hartford Court Far Coast Vineyards Pinot Noir
Region: Russian River Valley, Sonoma, USA
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: Pinot Noir
WA: 96 points
Far Coast Vineyard consistently produces one of the boldest Pinot Noir offerings. Intense cherry cola, blackberry and cocoa aromas. The subtle earth and underbrush characters carry into the flavors along with Asian spice and a broad, lush texture followed by black cherry and blackberry fruits. The persistent finish is distinctly Far Coast.
Far Coast Vineyard is a cool site surrounded by redwood forests, located almost two hours north of the Russian River on a Sonoma Coast mountain ridge. It is an area that some call the “True Sonoma Coast.” Others would simply describe the distant vineyard site as “the middle of nowhere.” Far Coast Vineyard sits just south of the town of Annapolis at 600-1000 feet above sea level. The Goldridge soils at this ridge-top site are well-drained and help to contribute to the sense of minerality and focus in this rare single-vineyard Pinot Noir.
Hartford Family Winery was founded in 1994 as a result of Don and Jennifer Hartford’s appreciation for the wines, the people, and the unique vineyards near their Russian River Valley home. Located in the Sonoma County town of Forestville, the winery is about 15 miles from the cool Pacific Coast.