Hartford Court Pinot Noir "Muldune Trail" 2021 (Anderson Valley, California) - [JD 94] [WE 94]

Hartford Court Pinot Noir "Muldune Trail" 2021
(Anderson Valley, California) - [JD 94] [WE 94]


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Vineyard & Vintage Character:

In the Anderson Valley of Mendocino County the local residents speak an obscure dialect of English known as Boontling, which developed in the late 1800s. The “Muldune Trail” was a term used in Anderson Valley lore often describing the road traversing the ridge to Ukiah. There are other definitions of hitting the “Muldune Trail” that we will leave to the reader to discover! Our blocks within this estate-owned vineyard are located in the hills above Anderson Valley just below a 2,000 foot elevation, making it our highest elevation site. Planted to Dijon clones 115 and 667, we see another expression of Anderson Valley Pinot Noir that is more masculine than our Velvet Sisters bottling.

Tasting Notes:
This mountain-grown wine expresses the ripe fruits of the warm days and the acid balance from the cool nights. Vibrant fruit aromas of blueberry, raspberry, and plum are the hallmarks of the aromatics along with a subtle cedar/cigar box note. These aromatics lead to intense flavors of berries and spice in this structured yet lively Pinot Noir.

Technical Information:
Oak: 100% French oak, 27% new
Time in oak: 15 months
Yeast: Native
TA: 5.6 g/L
pH: 3.51
Alcohol: 14.4%
Cases produced: 248
Unfined and unfiltered

Ratings & Reviews


94 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"Pouring a deep ruby, the 2021 Pinot Noir Muldune Trail is more extracted with kirsch, polished leather, lavender, and pine. Full-bodied, this is the most powerful wine in this lineup, while having a luxurious feel, a velvety texture, and plushness throughout. Offering notes of turned soil and wooded earth, with meaty berry fruit and black tea, it’s a substantial wine but is well-made. Drink 2025-2040." - Audrey Frick (July2023)

94 Points - Wine Enthusiast:
"This wine is intense, with aromas of black cherry, boysenberry and allspice. Concentrated Morello cherry, black currant weave into blackberry, vanilla spice, mocha and lush tannins. Aerate and enjoy with braised lamb shank." - Tonya Pitts (May 2024)