2012 Hartford Court Jennifer’s Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., pH 3.55, TA 0.57, 341 cases, $70. Released January 2015. Named in honor of coproprietor Jennifer Hartford. Sourced from a vineyard in a windy and very cool site in the Sebastopol Hills planted primarily to clone 23 that is known for very small berries, low yields and a high skin-to-pulp ratio. Aged 16 months in 100% French oak barrels, 46% new. Unfined and unfiltered. · Dark reddish purple hue in the glass. Highly expressive nose that leads with aromas of dark berries, tea and anise. Highly structured and robust, with flavors of blackberry, ollaliberry and English tea. Concentrated, but elevated with juicy acidity, and offering a suave finish of noticeable intensity. Score: 93. Reviewed May 4, 2015

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