Wine Enthusiast 94 points – This is an outstanding appellation wine, made in larger quantities at a remarkably fair price. Grapes come from throughout the diverse valley and the wine barrel fermented and given nine months to rest. Full bodied, layered and widely appealing, it shows a density of peach, pear, baking spice and sweet oak, all of the components coming together seamlessly at the end..September/2020
The Hartford Court Russian River Valley Chardonnay comes from a collection of small vineyards located throughout the Russian River Valley AVA. These vineyards are a combination of our Estate properties such as Fog Dance, Arrendell, Bellflower and Bloomfield, as well as a handful of our neighbors’ vineyards, located in the heart of the Russian River Valley. The sites express the essence of the Russian River Valley by showcasing the best of the sub-regions within our AVA: Middle Reach – Ripe fruits, honeysuckle and jasmine characters. Green Valley – Citrus, lemon drop candy and green apple aromas and flavors. Laguna Ridge – Baked apple and pear, layered texture, crystallized ginger finish. Each sub-region brings complexity and character to the final blend.