2014 Hartford Court Pinot Noir Land's Edge Vineyard

Year: 2014
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
Country: USA - California
Wine Advocate: 92
Vinous Media: 90
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.9%
Price :
$36.95

NEW RELEASE, VERY HIGH QUALITY!

"The only 2014 tasted was the early-bottled 2014 Pinot Noir Land’s Edge Vineyards, which come from a vineyard four miles from the Pacific Ocean. Aged in 32% new French oak, the wine displays raspberry and blueberry fruit, damp earth, fresh porcini mushrooms and plenty of minerality. This is a juicy, tightly knit, but concentrated and promising Pinot Noir that has that forward fruit of this vintage well displayed." (WA)

"The 2014 Pinot Noir Land's Edge Vineyards is plump, juicy and approachable. Floral and savory notes add aromatic lift to the intense dark fruit, yet this remains an especially succulent Pinot for the Sonoma Coast." (VM)

Winery Notes:
VINEYARD CHARACTER:
Land’s Edge Pinot Noir is sourced predominately from our estate’s Far Coast Vineyard, located in the Sonoma Coastal Mountain Range – north of the Russian River, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Because there is only one cascading ridge between the ocean and the vineyard, Far Coast vineyard and other estate owned vineyards located at ‘Land’s Edge’, such as Seascape vineyard, are so cold that miniscule crops of Pinot Noir are often picked here as late as November. This cool and often foggy, coastal climate preserves natural acidity in the grapes and helps delineate the purity of fruit flavors and expression of the unique, yet firm coastal terroir in this wine. Balanced acidity, layers of complexity and firm tannins will allow for long and graceful aging of Land’s Edge Vineyards Pinot Noir.

TASTING NOTES:
Complex aromas of black cherries and black raspberries are balanced with crushed quartz and dried rose petal nuances. The layered flavors of perfectly ripe, dark berries and dried flowers transition to an elegant and lingering finish of coffee and minerals.

HISTORIC ACCLAIM:
2011 Lands Edge Pinot Noir: 92/100 ‘Outstanding’ International Wine Cellar.
2010 Lands Edge Pinot Noir: 93 /100 ‘Outstanding’ Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate.
2010 Lands Edge Pinot Noir: 91/100 ‘Outstanding’ International Wine Cellar.
2009 Lands Edge Pinot Noir: 92/100 ‘Outstanding’ International Wine Cellar.
2009 Lands Edge Pinot Noir: 91 /100 ‘Outstanding’ The Wine Advocate.
2007 Lands Edge Pinot Noir: 90+ /100 ‘Outstanding’ The Wine Advocate.
2007 Lands Edge Pinot Noir 94/100 ‘Outstanding’ The Wine Enthusiast.
2006 Lands Edge Pinot Noir: Five out of Five Star rating, Decanter magazine.
2005 Lands Edge Pinot Noir: Number 7 in the Top 100 Wines of the Year, Editor’s Choice and 96/100 ‘Exceptional’ The Wine Enthusiast.
2005 Lands Edge Pinot Noir: 90+ /100 ‘Outstanding’ International Wine Cellar.