2013 Hartford Court Seascape Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., 360 cases, $70. Released January 2016. Grapes are from a 26-acre estate vineyard planted to clones 114, 777 and 115. It is located on a panoramic ridge top west of the town of Occidental facing Bodega Bay and the Pacific Ocean, bordering Coastlands Vineyard. Very cold with harvest delayed in some years to November. Yields 2 tons per acre. Aged 16 months in French oak barrels, 38% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderate reddish purple hue in the glass. Oak-dusted dark red cherry and berry fruits are featured with complimentary notes of herbs and oakdriven vanillin, toast and nuts. Smoothly texture and juicy with fine-grain tannins and a determined finish. Score: 92. Reviewed June 19, 2016

Winery: Hartford Family Winery
From article: Tasting Along the Pinot Road