92pts Wilfred Wong
The 2019 Hartford Court Russian River Valley Pinot Noir shows pleasing and nicely-focused textures on the palate. This wine brings ripe fruit, light savory spices, and oak onto the palate. Enjoy it with pan-fried, rosemary-accented lamb chops. (Tasted: October 22, 2020, San Francisco, CA)
90pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2019 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley was aged for 10 months in French oak barrels, 27% new. It delivers vibrant notes of black cherries, kirsch and mulberries with suggestions of garrigue and forest floor. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is chock-full of ripe, juicy black and red berry flavors, supported by soft tannins, finishing with a lively red berry kick.
Aromas of black cherry, blueberry, black currant, allspice, 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 mouthfeel, supported by acidity, silky tannins, and a subtle earthy finish.