2012 Hartford Court Seascape Vineyard Estate Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., pH 3.52, TA 0.59, 327 cases, $70. Released January 2015. A 6-acre vineyard on a ridge top west of the town of Occidental, bordering the well-known Coastlands Vineyard. A very cold site, with grapes picked often in November. Primarily Dijon 777, 114 and 115. Average yields 1 ton-per-acre. Aged 16 months in 100% French oak barrels, 28% new. Unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Very savory on the nose with scents of conifer, sous-bois, black cherry and a hint of oak. Striking attack of vivid cherry fruit with many added nuances including spices particularly clove, earth and conifer. The tannins are very silky, and the wine finishes with good brightness. Score: 92. Reviewed May 4, 2015

Winery: Hartford Family Winery
From article: On the Pinot Trail: Hartford Family Winery