2012 Hartford Court Seascape Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

13.8% alc., pH 3.42, TA 0.65, 330 cases, $65. From a 6-acre vineyard west of the town of Occidental. Bordered by the well known Coastlands Vineyard. Extremely cold spot with no ridge between the vineyard and the ocean. Yield 2 tons per acre. Aged in French oak barrels, 30% new. Unfined and unfiltered. · Light golden yellow color in the glass. Plenty of lemon zest and floral goodness on the nose. Lovely flavors of lemon and blood orange, infused with saline minerality. Very crisp and vibrant, with a complimentary touch of oak in the background. The wine grows on you and improves over time in the glass. The bracing acidity on the finish makes this an ideal food partner. Score: 93. Reviewed June 14, 2015

Winery: Hartford Family Winery
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted White Wines