(2001 Vintage) The 2001 Hartford Vineyard Zinfandel has knockout aromas reminiscent of a veritable box of chocolates with caramel, coffee, mocha and raspberry aromas complemented by flavors of blackberry jam mingled with chocolate covered berries. Well integrated tannins juxtapose exceptional viscosity and a very opulent texture. Don Hartford tends this 90-year old vineyard located on approximately seven acres along Wood Road in the Russian River appellation of Sonoma County. The vineyard is head-pruned and pr...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2004 Vintage) Solidly focused on plentifully oaked, ripe blackberry fruit in the nose, this nicely balanced bottling follows with like-minded, moderately deep, berryish flavors and shows far more polish and far less heat than its stated 16.2% alcohol predicts. It comes without much in the way of tannic bite, and it looks good to go in the near term.
International Wine Cellar(2004 Vintage) Bright, deep red-ruby. Crushed redcurrant, dark plum and blackberry on the nose. Suave and silky but serious in the mouth, but with a bit less definition to the dark plum and cherry flavors than the Fanucchi-Wood wine displays. Finishes a bit edgy and not at all overly sweet, with hints of peppery spices, licorice and herbs.
Robert Parker(2004 Vintage)
Wine Advocate(2000 Vintage)