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2005 Hartford Court Land’s Edge Vineyards Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., $35, This Pinot Noir is sourced from the estate Land’s Edge Vineyard near Annapolis in the true Sonoma Coast. The grapes here are picked in miniscule levels often as late as November. The wine is aged for 11 months in 50% new French oak. The clones are 115, 667 and 777. · Nothing really stands out with this Pinot Noir but it is perfectly fine. There is plenty of toast, cherry and wild flowers in the nose. As it opens with air time, it gets better and better with more structure, Attractive tangy red cherry flavors with dark caramel develop that persist on the back end. The mouth feel is rich and the tannins perfectly assimilated. Reviewed January 29, 2007

Winery: Hartford Family Winery
From article: Some Other Enjoyable Sonoma Coast Pinots