2013 Hartford Court MacLean’s Block Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

14.8% alc., pH 3.62, TA 0.58, 336 cases, $65. Released January 2016. Sourced from an estate vineyard east of the town of Occidental. Some whole cluster. Native yeast fermentation. Aged 17 months in French oak barrels, 36% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. Assertive ripe black fruit aromas with added scents of pine and earthy flora. Bold, long and intense, with firm but harmonious tannins. Balance predicts age ability. Score: 91. Reviewed June 19, 2016

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