Vineyard: Fog Dance

OwnersDan Hartford, Jennifer Hartford
AppellationGreen Valley of Russian River Valley
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2014 Hartford Court Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Rosé

pH 3.25, 240 cases, $28. Released March 15, 2015. Harvested from Fog Dance Vineyard as a rosé, tank fermented, finished in neutral oak. · Light pink color in the glass. Aromas of strawberry, cherry and rose petal echoed on the palate with an added hint of spice. Fresh and vibrant, with good acidity, finishing dry. Score: 88. Reviewed May 4, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2012 Hartford Court Fog Dance Estate Green Valley of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.7% alc., pH 3.76, TA 0.54, 315 cases, $65. Released January 2015. Grapes are from an organically farmed, estate vineyard planted in 1996 to Dijon 667, 777 and 115. The bottling is named for the dance performed by the Pacific fog which drifts through the vineyard and back again to the sea each day. Aged 17 months in 100% French oak barrels, 38% new. Unfined and unfiltered. · Medium reddish purple hue in the glass. Very slight reduction. Riper fruit aromas featuring spiced plum, boysenberry and black cherry. Welcome charge of black cherry and purple berry fruits on entry with an underlying riff of baking spices and citrus. Nicely integrated acidity, but the slightly grainy tannins need more time to moderate. Score: 90. Reviewed May 4, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2009 Hartford Court Fog Dance Green Valley of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5 alc., pH 3.66, TA 0.56, 350 cases, $60. From an organically farmed estate vineyard planted in Goldridge fine sandy loam with primarily Dijon clones 667 and 777. Aged 15 months in 40% new French oak barrels. Unfined and unfiltered. · Dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Complex aromatic profile with scents of exotic berries, citrus peel and forest floor. Very different tasting from other wines in the lineup. Dark red and purple fruits are vivid and brightened by perceived heightened acidity (minerality) and caressed by soft tannins. Impressive aromatic intensity and length on the finish. Very good (+). Reviewed April 4, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2009 Hartford Court Fog Dance Vineyards Green Valley of Russian River Valley Chardonnay

14.6% alc., pH 3.52, TA 0.55, $60. Named for the dance performed by the Pacific fog that drifts through the vineyards and back again to sea each day. Planted in 1998 to Dijon Chardonnay clones 95, 96 and 809. Aged 15 months in 20% new French oak barrels. Inaugural vintage of this bottling. · Light straw color in the glass. Aromas of green apple, pear, lemon curd and petrichor. Flavors of baked pear, lemon, apple and brown butter. Rich, yet refined and crisp. Very good (+). Reviewed April 4, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »