Hartford Court Chardonnay "Far Coast Vineyard" 2021 (Sonoma Coast, California) - [JD 94]

Hartford Court Chardonnay "Far Coast Vineyard" 2021
(Sonoma Coast, California) - [JD 94]

Regular price $78.00 Sale price $59.99 Save $18.01

Notes from the Winemaker:
Our Far Coast Vineyard is a cool site surrounded by redwood forests, almost two hours north of the Russian River on a Sonoma Coast mountain ridge. It is an area that some call the ‘True Sonoma Coast.’ Others would simply describe the distant vineyard site as ‘the middle of nowhere.’ Far Coast Vineyard sits just south of the town of Annapolis at 800-1000 feet above sea level. The soils at this ridge-top site are well-drained Goldridge sandy loam, which helps to intensify the sense of minerality and focus in the wine produced from this vineyard. This wine was produced from a block planted to Clones 15 and 809.

Tasting Notes:
This vintage of the Far Coast Vineyard Chardonnay exhibits aromas of orange zest, yellow apple, dried fruits, and spice. The flavors of tangerine, mandarin orange, and quince are followed by a long textural finish of minerals and delicate fruit.

Technical Information:
Oak: 100% French oak, 26% new 
Time in oak: 14 months
Yeast: Native
Alcohol: 14.8%
TA: 5.4 g/L
pH: 3.35
Cases produced: 270
Unfined and unfiltered

Ratings & Reviews:

94 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"A ripe golden hue, the 2021 Chardonnay Far Coast Vineyard offers more broadness right away with its perfume of jasmine, ripe tropical fruit, toasted spice, and apricot. Full-bodied, with a soft, viscous texture and notes of honeyed citrus and ripe salted pineapple, it’s long on the finish, with a sunny, opulent feel. It’s approachable now or over the next 6-8 years." - Audrey Frick (July 2023)