Hartford Family Winery

Hartford Family Winery was founded in 1993 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 the Hartford family's vineyard sources, the limited production of their bottlings and the varietals they use. "Character through adversity" is an expression that the Hartford family believes to apply to both people and grapevines, and they feel that surviving adversity builds character, and personality, in both.

The Hartford Family makes wines under two marks, one of which is Hartford Court. Hartford Court bottlings are small lots of high-personality single vineyard Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays that express the distinctive qualities inherent in each vineyard's terroir - the interplay of soil, slope, exposure and climate. The fruit is sourced from the Russian River Valley, Green Valley and Sonoma Coast appellations.

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Hartford Court 'Russian River' Pinot Noir 2016
“Aromas of black cherry, allspice, black currant and loam are followed by flavors of wild raspberries, dark berries and a crushed rock minerality. The dense entry is followed by a sweet and juicy mouth feel, supported by acidity, silky tannins and a subtle earthy finish.” ~Winery Notes
Item Number: 30012
Bottle:$29.95
Case: $359.40
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Hartford Court 'Russian River' Pinot Noir 2015
“Aromas of black cherry, allspice, black currant and loam are followed by flavors of wild raspberries, dark berries and a crushed rock minerality. The dense entry is followed by a sweet and juicy mouth feel, supported by acidity, silky tannins and a subtle earthy finish.” ~Winery Notes

Hartford Family Winery RRV Zinfandel 2015
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94  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 94WS TOP 100 2017 Rank 21 “This is what Russian River Zinfandel is all about. Rich, dynamic and layered, with complex fruit, offering notes of jammy black raspberry, stony mineral, herbes de Provence and licorice. The finish unfurls at length. Drink now through 2026”

Hartford Court 'Russian River' Pinot Noir 2014
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"Aromas of blackberries, blueberry, and nutmeg are followed by flavors of Bing cherries, wild raspberries, dark plum and allspice. The dense entry is followed by a sweet and juicy mouth feel, supported by acidity, silky tannins and a subtle earthy finish." ~Winery Notes

Hartford Family Winery RRV Zinfandel 2014
93  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 93  WS TOP 100 2016 Rank 10 "A century ago, when the vineyards used in this wine were planted, immigrant farmers tried to replicate the hearty reds of home. They planted grapes they could ferment together: Zinfandel, Alicante Bouschet, Petite Sirah and Carignan. Don and Jennifer

Hartford Court 'Four Hearts' Chardonnay 2014
96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 96  " The 2014 Chardonnay Four Hearts Vineyard is a larger cuvée of 1,285 cases that comes from relatively old vines for Northern California (planted in 1975). The wine is super-opulent, offering terrific honeysuckle, orange marmalade and pineapple notes in a full-bodied, sexy,

Hartford Court Pinot Noir 2013
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"Aromas of blackberries, blueberry, and nutmeg are followed by flavors of Bing cherries, wild raspberries, dark plum and allspice. The dense entry is followed by a sweet and juicy mouth feel, supported by acidity, silky tannins and a subtle earthy finish." ~Winery Notes

Hartford Court Pinot Noir 2012
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"The 2012 Hartford Court Russian River Valley Pinot Noir comes from a collection of small vineyards located throughout the Russian River Valley AVA. Sourced primarily from a handful of growers located in really ‘sweet-spots’ in the heart of the Russian River Valley complemented by estate Russian

Hartford Court 'Lands Edge Vyd Pinot Noir 2013
"Land’s Edge Pinot Noir is sourced from vineyards located at the ‘Land’s Edge’ of the Sonoma Coast AVA. The vineyards are driven by a maritime influence, producing a small but concentrated crop of Pinot Noir that is harvested in late September through mid-October.   The nose leads with black

Hartford Court 'Land Edge Vnd' Pinot Noir 2009
91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 " The 2009 Pinot Noir Land’s Edge Vineyards is made in a fairly rich, round style for the Sonoma Coast. The Land’s Edge is built on a rich core of expressive dark red fruit, flowers, licorice and spices. It shows gorgeous depth and definition from the first taste. Deep layers of

Hartford Court Chardonnay 2010
88  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 88 "The wine is elegant. It leads with aromas of honeysuckle, orange blossom and faint notes of lemon meringue pie. Its mid-palate is rich but well defined by signature Russian River acidity. Flavors in the mouth include apple, baked pear, lemon drop candy – and crystallized ginger

Hartford Court Fog Dance Vnyd Pinot Noir 2006
90  Wine Spectator 
Wine Spectator 90"Complex crushed wild blackberry and raspberry fruit has a nice mineral and pebble edge, and this gains momentum and depth on the finish, holding its fresh fruit character while remaining elegant and stylish. Drink now through 2012. 1,000 cases made."

Hartford Court 'Land Edge Vnd' Pinot Noir 2007
94  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 94 "A blend of various vineyards from the far or "true" Sonoma Coast, and also Hartford Courts highest-production Pinot Noir. Always beautiful and balanced, the 07 in particular is remarkable for its silky tannins and overall seamless quality. Really excites for the complexity of

Hartford Court 'Stone Cote' Chardonnay 2006
96  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 96 "Even better than the Four Hearts is the 2006 Chardonnay Stone Cote, a compelling Chardonnay with glorious notes of crushed rocks, white currants, nectarine, and white peach emerging from its superbly nuanced, full-bodied style. The wine has restraint, but effortless concentration