Hartford Court Chardonnay "Jennifer&

Hartford Court Chardonnay "Jennifer's Vineyard" 2021
(Russian River Valley, California) - [JD 95] [DM 95]


Regular price $95.00 Sale price $74.99 Save $20.01
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Winemaker Notes:

Jennifer's Chardonnay is named in honor of co-proprietor Jennifer Hartford. This wine is defined by its power, concentration of fruit, structure and an underlying elegance. Jennifer's Chardonnay is sourced from a vineyard in the windy and very cool Sebastopol Hills neighborhood of the Russian River Valley AVA. The block was planted to old Wente selection Chardonnay in 2005. We now have a sense of the place and the wine it can produce and are very excited to share it with everyone.

Wine Details

Oak: 100% French oak: 27% new
Time in Oak: 13 months
Yeast: Native
TA: 5.4 g/L
pH: 3.35
Alcohol: 14.7%
Cases Produced: 300


Tasting Notes:
Jennifer's Chardonnay shows the pedigree of its cool climate with aromatics of mandarin, pink grapefruit, mango and cool climate salinity. The wine has great weight and concentration, with interplay between the minerality and tension of the cool climate and the fruit intensity of the old Wente selection. Flavors of bright citrus and baked pineapple play off the subtle barrel influence and acidity, giving the wine great length and complexity.

Ratings & Reviews:

95 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"Medium yellow with a tinge of silver, the 2021 Chardonnay Jennifer's is ripe but has lift, with aromas of flint, yellow flowers, chamomile, and fresh yellow apple. Medium-bodied, with a driving, vibrant structure, it has more dryness and citrus tones on the palate, with Meyer lemon, smoky earth, and green apple skin. It’s long on the palate, with a more linear feel. Drink 2024-2032." (July 2023)

95 Points - Decanter Magazine:
"The Jennifer's Chardonnay is stunning from Hartford Family, showing the old Wente Hyde heirloom clones. Located smack dab in a wind tunnel, this site produces wines of verve and energy. White flowers and bee pollen aromas are showy and bright. This wine has a richness and body that is carried on by bright green mangoes, lemon cream and early-season papaya—a beauty of a wine." (July 2023)