2011 Hartford Court Velvet Sisters Anderson Valley Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., 385 cases, $65. Estate vineyard. Name comes from a Boontling story about two sisters who were known for dressing in velvet. · Moderate reddish purple hue in the glass. Unfined and unfiltered. Intoxicating aromas of black cherry, dark raspberry coulis and vanilla oak. Very tasty black cherry core complimented by notes of baking spice and vanilla. Soft on the mid palate and easy to like, with admirable balance and a bright finish. Score: 91. Reviewed May 15, 2014

Winery: Hartford Family Winery
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