Hartford Court Chardonnay "Four Hearts Vineyards" 2018 (Russian River Valley, California) - [JD 95] [WA 93+] [VM 92] [WS 91]

Hartford Court Chardonnay "Four Hearts Vineyards" 2018
(Russian River Valley, California) - [JD 95] [WA 93+] [VM 92] [WS 91]

Regular price $50.00 Sale price $44.97 Save $5.03

JD95 WA93+ VM92 WS91
Notes from the Winemaker:
Our family of four makes Four Hearts Vineyards Chardonnay almost exclusively from Tom Dehlinger’s Vineyard on Laguna Ridge in the Russian River Valley. The vineyard is planted to heirloom clones of Chardonnay and is one of the oldest plantings of Chardonnay in the Russian River – over 40 years old. In some years a small percent of grapes from the Middle Reach region of the Russian River are used in the blend to add a nuanced floral aromatic complexity.

Ratings & Reviews

95 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"More brioche, honeysuckle, pineapple, and caramelized citrus notes all emerge from the 2018 Chardonnay Four Hearts Vineyards, which is beautifully balanced, medium to full-bodied, and textured on the palate. It shows the more supple, easygoing style of the vintage for Chardonnay yet still has beautiful freshness, good concentration, and a great finish." - Jeb Dunnuck (5/21/2020)

93+ Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Already bottled, the 2018 Chardonnay Four Hearts Vineyard features bold baked pears, fresh Golden Delicious apples and lemonade scents with touches of chalk dust and allspice. Medium-bodied, the palate has a racy line lifting the apple and pear flavors, finishing on a chalky note. 2,100 cases were made." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown (13th Feb 2020)

92 Points - Vinous:
"The 2018 Chardonnay Four Hearts Vineyards is a wine of richness and phenolic intensity. Old vines convey a real sense of weight, oiliness and gravitas. Readers will find an especially dense, savory Chardonnay with tons of floral and herbal character, but less in the way of overt fruit." - Antonio Galloni (Apr 2020)

91 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Shows verve, with savory herbal shadings to the crunchy green apple and lemon-lime flavors. Fresh acidity powers the juicy finish. Drink now through 2023. 2,100 cases made." - KM