2017 Hartford Court Arrendell Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., 217 cases, $100. Aged 16 months in 44% new French oak barrels. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Dark garnet color in the glass. The nose opens slowly to reveal enticing aromas of blackberry, blueberry-pomegranate, earthy fora and a hint of oak. A flood of blue and black fruits envelope the palate in a mid-weight plus stye. The layers of fruit saturate the taste buds, creating a magnetic attraction, yet the wine is not cloying or sweet. There is welcome harmony with a favorable compliment of oak. The fruit really hangs on through he long, long finish that is symbolic of a special wine. Reviewed August 27, 2020. Score: 94. Reviewed August 22, 2021

Winery: Hartford Family Winery
From article: Elite California Pinot Noir Vineyards Part II: North Coast - Russian River Valley