2013 Hartford Court Sevens Bench Vineyard Carneros Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., pH 3.71, TA 0.62, 192 cases, $65. Released January 2016. This high-density vineyard was replanted in 2004-2005 by Jeff Stewart. The vineyard is on eroded and rocky soils. The name of the vineyard derives from the clones planted: Dijon 777 and UCD 37 (Mt. Eden). Native yeast fermentation. Aged 16 months in French oak barrels, 21% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. Redder fruits are featured on the nose and palate with an earthy, grilled mushroom undertone. Modest in weight with balanced tannins and a sweet cherry finish that offers some length. This wine aims to please now. Score: 92. Reviewed June 19, 2016

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