2011 Hartford Court Arrendell Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 235 cases, $90. This iconic vineyard located in a very cool part of the Russian River Valley was planted in 1975. Unfined and unfiltered. · Dark violet color in the glass. Complex aromas and flavors featuring plum, boysenberry, black raspberry, black cherry, tea leaves, tobacco and herbs. Striking fruit intensity and a long, chewy finish with a substantial tannic backbone for aging. This wine has a certain “glow.” Score: 92. Reviewed May 15, 2014

Winery: Hartford Family Winery
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