2018 Hartford Pinot Noir (750ml)

Pinot Noir from Russian River, California

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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. With the most recent vintages, I've discovered that the category which has attracted the most attention – for me personally, you as well – has been their single vineyard Chardonnays. The emergence of stunning Pinots over the last decade by this team is astounding. The Chardonnays get more attention because there is more to go around. Fortunately my Harford relationship goes back a country mile, so happy to offer this dazzling 95 point Hartford Pinot Noir at a bargain and we have a barn full of it. World-class.


Starting with the 2018 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley, which comes from multiple sites and was brought up in 27% new French oak, it has a vivid ruby hue to go with classic Russian River notes of mulled cherry and raspberry fruits, cola, spice box, and dried herbs. Medium-bodied, round, and beautifully textured, it's a totally charming, balanced, elegant Pinot Noir that punches way above its weight.

95 points, Jeb Dunnuck (May 2020)

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

60+ bottles in stock. Ships in 1 to 2 business days.

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