Hartford is owned by the Jackson Family Estates. Hartford’s wines are rare. Year after year, they rank among the most sought-after collectables from California. Since the 1994 vintage, owners Don and Jenny Hartford have built the winery’s reputation on limited-production, handmade, single-vineyard Chardonnays, Pinot Noirs and Old Vine Zinfandels from some of Northern California’s greatest vineyards. Hartford Family Winery is located in the town of Forestville, roughly 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean. This is the heart of the famed Russian River Valley. In addition to their own estate, Hartford harvests fruit from a handful of prized vineyards throughout the Russian River Valley, Green Valley, Carneros, Sonoma Coast and Anderson Valley. These are all high-reputation, low-yielding, sustainably-farmed sites situated in cool-climate sub-regions. Without exception, Hartford’s wines are intense, thought provoking and expressive of both variety and terroir. They have been served at the White House on many occasions and are staples on “Reserve” wine lists around the country. Since 2011, Jeff Stewart, a specialist in Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Zinfandel, has been in charge of winemaking.
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What The Critics Say
93/100 Wine Spectator
"Offers a lively beam of crisp acidity, paired with complex and precise blueberry, raspberry, white pepper and licorice flavors that build richness toward a long finish. Drink now through 2026."" Drink 2019 - 2026
91/100 Vinous, Antonio Galloni
"The 2017 Zinfandel (Russian River) is a terrific introduction to this range of Zinfandels from Hartford. Bright, punchy and forward, the 2017 is super-expressive. Juicy red berry fruit and high-toned floral notes are nicely pushed forward in a succulent, juicy Zinfandel that will drink well right out of the gate." Drink 2020 - 2027
90/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Lisa Perrotti-Brown
"Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Hartford Zinfandel Russian River Valley opens with bombastic blueberry pie, raspberry preserves and blackberry tart scents with waft of potpourri, Chinese five spice, raisin cake and dusty soil. The palate is full-bodied, rich and spicy with a zippy line of freshness and a long chewy finish. 1,939 cases produced." Drink 2018 - 2024
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