Posts Tagged Hartford

2004 Hartford Zinfandel, Russian River Valley

A complex Zin, showing briary blackberry and raspberry fruit, with highlights of black pepper. Bright, with plenty of fruit showing from first whiff to final swallow. MSRP: $27.99 (May 2006) Wine Lines rating: 93 Group:... Read more

2004 Hartford Zinfandel, Russian River Valley

The nose bursts with briary black raspberry fruit. Thick and palate-coating, picking up wood spice (sandalwood?). The fruit keeps on pumping on the finish. MSRP: $27.99 (February 2006) Wine Lines rating: 92 Group:... Read more

2004 Hartford Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast

Sweet cherry and raspberry fruit hold their own against the pretty cinnamon and coffee notes of the new oak. Young, but should drink well in six to 12 months. MSRP: $22.99 (November 2005) Wine Lines rating: 89 Group:... Read more

2001 Hartford Zinfandel, Fanucchi-Wood Road Vineyard, Russian River Valley

Deep color. Dark and brooding nose. Concentrated sharp, black fruits. Lots of earthy tannins at the end. Still young and difficult to evaluate, but the parts all seem in place. A big, muscular style of Zin. MSRP: $35 (January 2003) Wine Lines... Read more

2001 Hartford Zinfandel, Dina’s Vineyard, Russian River Valley

Opaque, glass-staining purple/black color. It is slow to open up. Big, black fruit. Notes of black pepper. Then livens up with extracted raspberry. Finally, notes of chocolate emerge. This wine could evolve into a real stunner. MSRP: $35 (January... Read more

2001 Hartford Zinfandel, Hartford Vineyard, Russian River Valley

It begins with an intriguing note of mint, picks up some terroir and game notes, and then lets loose with torrents of black berry fruits. Dense, deep and concentrated, with no sense of heat or overripeness — wow! MSRP: $35 (January... Read more

2001 Hartford Zinfandel, Russian River Valley

A blend of the various vineyard sources, the “regular” Zinfandel bottling more than holds its own with its more expensive big brothers. Deep in color, the nose explodes out of the glass, showing rich, spiced cranberry, extracted black raspberry,... Read more

2000 Hartford Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast

Archetypal California Chardonnay. Once past the perfumed nose, there’s lots of spiced butter and vanilla, and gobs of tropical fruit flavors in this full-bodied white. All of the notes come together sweetly... but what else would you expect from... Read more