2018 Hartford Court Hailey’s Block Green Valley of Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.8% alc., 240 cases, $70. This block, planted in 1996 to Dijon clones, lies within Arrendell Vineyard. · Dark garnet color in the glass. Brooding aromas of blackberry jam, ripest cherry, dark red rose petal, earthy flora and vanilla. Blackfruited in a mid-weight-plus style with a good compliment of spice. Very gutsy with plenty of sap but everything in focus and balance. More giving when tasted several hours later from a previously opened bottle. Decant if you must drink now. Score: 92. Reviewed August 22, 2021

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