Hartford Court Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2021
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Russian River Valley|
# 44 - TOP 100 WINE SPECTATOR 2020
The 2020 Hartford Court Russian River Valley Chardonnay offers subtle aromas of jasmine flower, citrus oil, green apple, and pear. The elegant aromatics are complemented by fresh kiwi, lemon drop, and green apple flavors. The fruit-focused mid-palate is followed by subtle mineral notes and a hint of crystallized ginger in the finish.
Robert Parker 92: The 2020 Chardonnay Russian River Valley was barrel fermented and matured 10 months in 28% new oak. It's composed of a blend of fruit from neighborhoods across the Russian River Valley: Middle Reach, Green Valley, Laguna Ridge, Santa Rosa Plain and Sebastopol Hills. It has a nose of white peaches and lime peel with touches of toast, dark spice and roasted almonds. The palate is lush and satiny, with hedonistic, spicy fruits and fresh acidity that makes this super easy to drink.
An amalgam of all their single vineyard wines, the 2020 Chardonnay Russian River Valley is fresh with green pear liquor, flint, and white flowers. The palate is snappy on the finish, with lemon pith, ripe green apple skin, and wet stone.