2018 Hartford Chardonnay (750ml)

Chardonnay from Russian River, California

B-21 Top Recommendation
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For nearly 20 years, I've been a serious fan of the single vineyard bottlings made by Jeff Stewart and Don Hartford; their Midas touch is undeniable. You have certainly enjoyed tons of the Four Hearts Vineyard from these fellas. Not to mention the Far Coast, Fog Dance, and Three Jacks Chardonnays. The Russian River bottling highlights the blending talents of these two icons. And what a bargain it represents!

92WS #44 Top 100

Leading off the Chardonnays (there are two early release 2018s), the appellation 2018 Chardonnay Russian River Valley is a great introduction into the wines of this estate and has a richer, expansive, medium to full-bodied style offering lots of golden apple, musky pineapple, brioche, and honeysuckle aromas and flavors. It's a textured, beautifully balanced, superb appellation Chardonnay to enjoy over the coming 4-5 years.

92 points, Jeb Dunnuck (May 2020)

Luscious, rich and full of creamy white fruit flavors flanked by buttery accents. Spicy plushness lingers into the finish, with some honeyed notes. Drink now through 2024. 17,000 cases made.

92 points, Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator (Apr 2020)

#44 - Wine Spectator Top 100 of 2020

Already bottled, the 2018 Chardonnay Russian River Valley sings of fresh Bosc pears, white peaches and pink grapefruit with hints of powdered ginger, shaved almonds and white pepper. Medium-bodied, the palate has great vibrancy and juiciness with effortless fruit expression and lovely savory layers on the finish. I wish all Chardonnays at this price point tasted this good! 17,000 cases were made.

91+ points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Feb 2020)


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