About This Wine
Winemakers Delight In The Seduction Of Pinot Noir
The winemakers at Hartford Court are all about their Pinot Noir ... and that's no surprise. With the exceptional Pinot grapes grown along California's Sonoma Coast, these master winemakers have the luxury of creating supple, silky vintages of this most seductive red wine.
Hartford Court Pinots are often sourced from a single vineyard. That means small quantities of the final wine ... but a full-personality vintage that isn't shy about expressing the sublime characteristics of that vineyard's terroir. It's a mesmerizing combination of intense fruit flavors and mineral, earthy nuances.
The 2009 Land's Edge Pinot is no exception. Sourced predominately from vineyards located just north of the Russian River and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, this vintage delivers elegant fruit flavors layered with a complex finish that leaves both wine experts and red wine lovers longing for more.
About Pinot Noir
Very sensitive to climate and handling in winery, this fickle grape of Burgundy yields low tannin and acidity, medium colors and lifespan. Classic berry, cherry and currant flavors, silky textures typically balanced with spicy or floral tones.
- Grape Composition:100% Pinot Noir
- Grape Source:Far Coast Vineyard in Sonoma Coast Mountain Range
- Aromas & Flavors:Cocoa, Black Cherries, Black Raspberries, Rose Petals, Coffee and Minerals
- Aging Vessels:100% French oak with 45% new barrels
- When to Drink:Now through 2019
- Food Pairing SuggestionAhi tuna, braised short ribs, veal parmesan, lobster bisque, and pasta with pesto sauce.
A blend of various vineyards from the far or “true” Sonoma Coast, and also Hartford Court’s 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 currant, cola, licorice and cedar flavors. Now through 2013.
Pork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The RecipeSmoked Duck A La Orange Just in case this year's California wildfires impart a smoky flavor to vintage 2008 wines, here's a recipe that will match up nicely. Otherwise, try this dish - developed by Garre Winery Executive Chef Ty Turner -- with naturally smoky wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Pinot Noir or Syrah. Get The RecipeGreen Salad With Cranberry Vinaigrette With almost any type of salad, we suggest Sauvignon Blanc as a well-matched wine. But because of the cranberry flavor featured in this recipe, you may want to try a wine that includes cranberry among its aromas and flavors. We tried it with a lighter-bodied Pinot Noir, and it turned out to be an intriguing and enticing combination. Get The Recipe