Hartford Court Chardonnay (Russian River) 2018

  • Type: White
  • Producer: Hartford Court
  • Varietal: Chardonnay
  • Country: USA
  • Region: California
  • Size: F - 750 ml
  • Bin: D8375
Special Price $29.95 Regular Price $39.95
In stock
SKU
D8375
Hartford Court Chardonnay (Russian River) 2018 is available to buy in increments of 1

The Hartford Court Russian River Valley Chardonnay comes from a collection of small vineyards located throughout the Russian River Valley AVA. These vineyards are a combination of our Estate properties such as Fog Dance, Arrendell, Bellflower and Bloomfield, as well as a handful of our neighbors’ vineyards, located in the heart of the Russian River Valley. The sites express the essence of the Russian River Valley by showcasing the best of the sub-regions within our AVA: Middle Reach - Ripe fruits, honeysuckle and jasmine characters. Green Valley - Citrus, lemon drop candy and green apple aromas and flavors. Laguna Ridge - Baked apple and pear, layered texture, crystallized ginger finish. Each sub-region brings complexity and character to the final blend.

Tasting Note: The 2018 Hartford Court Russian River Valley Chardonnay offers subtle aromas of jasmine flower, citrus oil, green apple, and pear. The elegant aromatics are complemented by fresh kiwi, lemon drop, and green apple flavors. The fruit-focused mid-palate is followed by subtle mineral notes and a hint of crystallized ginger in the finish.

- Winery Notes 

94 pts Wine Enthusiast

This is an outstanding appellation wine, made in larger quantities at a remarkably fair price. Grapes come from throughout the diverse valley and the wine barrel fermented and given nine months to rest. Full bodied, layered and widely appealing, it shows a density of peach, pear, baking spice and sweet oak, all of the components coming together seamlessly at the end.

92 pts Wine Spectator

Luscious, rich and full of creamy white fruit flavors flanked by buttery accents. Spicy plushness lingers into the finish, with some honeyed notes. Drink now through 2024.

92 pts Jeb Dunnuck

Leading off the Chardonnays (there are two early release 2018s), the appellation 2018 Chardonnay Russian River Valley is a great introduction into the wines of this estate and has a richer, expansive, medium to full-bodied style offering lots of golden apple, musky pineapple, brioche, and honeysuckle aromas and flavors.

91+ pts Wine Advocate

Already bottled, the 2018 Chardonnay Russian River Valley sings of fresh Bosc pears, white peaches and pink grapefruit with hints of powdered ginger, shaved almonds and white pepper. Medium-bodied, the palate has great vibrancy and juiciness with effortless fruit expression and lovely savory layers on the finish. I wish all Chardonnays at this price point tasted this good! 17,000 cases were made.
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