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

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

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The Stone Côte Vineyard is a small vineyard block within the renowned Durell Vineyard, which sits upon an ancient riverbed at the southern end of the Sonoma Coast AVA. The vineyard’s topography was shaped eons ago by a river flowing through volcanic and sedimentary rock on its way to the San Pablo Bay. Tumbled and water-worn river rocks now litter the landscape, and very little topsoil remains. The nutritionally challenged soils force the vines to search deeply for nutrients and water, and as a result, the stressed vines yield very small clusters with intense varietal flavors.

Climatically, this vineyard site is characterized by relatively cool daytime temperatures and maritime breezes, which marry with the low-fertility soils to create an ideal site for growing Chardonnay. The wine’s flinty aromas and mineral-laden finish are a reflection of this vineyard’s intrinsic terroir.

Tasting Notes:
This single-vineyard bottling from one of our most well-known estate vineyards offers aromas of white peach, spiced pears, orange blossom, hazelnuts, and crushed rocks. Stone fruit, nectarine, and tangelo flavors are counterbalanced with a flinty, textural finish.

Technical Information:
Oak: 100% French oak, 13% new
Time in oak: 14 months
Yeast: Native
TA: 5.6 g/L
pH: 3.44
Alcohol: 14.5%
Cases produced: 386
Unfined and unfiltered

Ratings & Reviews

94 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"The 2021 Chardonnay Stone Cote Vineyard is also a youthful golden hue, with aromas of fresh peach, flinty earth, and lemon rind. Full-bodied, it boasts a supple and soft texture, with round fruit up front and fresh lift on the finish. Offering up a luxurious feel on the palate, with well-managed notes of sweet baking spices, honeydew melon, and wet stone, it’s long on the palate and has a good finish. Drink 2024-2030." - Audrey Frick (July 2023)