Wednesday, 27 June 2012
Hartford Family Winery
Hartford Court 2009 'Land's Edge', Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
(Tasted at the Taj Hotel - Wine Maker's Dinner June 19th 2012)
Nose: A cooler climate - leaner fruit profile with a blend of sweet light red fruits and an herbal note which adds some subtle complexity. The bouquet is youthful and still in a development phase.
Palate: Firm and dry with bite, power and presence. A wine with pinosity and personality. Medium++ tannins, medium to medium+ acidity, a hint of warmth from the alcohol (14.8%), a balanced and fine finish. I would decant for service or cellar for a further 2 to 4 years and then take another look.