Hartford Russian River Old Vine Zinfandel 2019 Rated 91WA
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Wine Advocate Review
Rated 91 Points
The 2019 Zinfandel Russian River Valley was aged in French oak, 40% new, for 10 months. Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, it slowly emerges from the glass with notions of wild blueberries, black raspberries and raspberry pie plus hints of potpourri, incense, rose petals and hoisin. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is velvety and refreshing, featuring loads of baking spice and floral layers, finishing on an earthy note.
Wine Tasting Notes
The Hartford Russian River Valley Zinfandel is a wine with beautiful depth of flavor and intensity. The aromas of fresh blackberry, blueberry and black cherry are balanced with hints of cracked pepper and allspice. Blackberry, nutmeg and mocha flavors lead into an intense, elegant and silky finish.
About Hartford Family Wines
Hartford Family Winery was founded in 1994 as a result of Don and Jennifer Hartford’s appreciation for the wines, the people, and the unique vineyards near their Russian River Valley home. Located in the Sonoma County town of Forestville, the winery is about 15 miles from the cool Pacific Coast.
Making delicious wines of high personality is directly related to the difficult locations of our vineyard sources, the limited production of our bottlings and the varietals we use. “Character through adversity” is an expression that we believe applies to people and grapevines and surviving adversity builds character, and personality, in both.
Old Vine Zinfandel
Our 80-100 year old Zinfandel vineyards are irreplaceable treasures. We source our vineyard-designated Russian River Valley Zinfandels (150-500 cases) from some of the oldest Zinfandel vineyards in California. The complexity and depth of flavors from these vineyards produce the most consistently bold and unctuous Zinfandels found anywhere.
Hartford Family Winery's Acclaim
"These are always some of the most exciting as well as diverse offerings in my tastings, and I always walk away shaking my head at just how good they are." - Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
"Speaking of Zinfandel, once again, I come away from my tasting at Hartford thinking these are the best wines in the range." – Vinous
"Hartford Court opts to bottle their Zinfandel releases under the straight “Hartford” label. Their classic Highwire Vineyard Zinfandel is up there with some of the greatest examples of the variety, from anywhere!" - Jeb Dunnuck