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Hartford Russian River Chardonnaytext
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Hartford Russian River Chardonnay 2019

Russian River, Sonoma County, California, United StatesA quarter century of winemaking at Hartford Family Winery has seen incremental improvements, rewarding for all. The winery, located in Forestville in the heart of the Russian River Valley, is a vital part of the Jackson Family Wines collection, and specializes in small lot wines. Once rich, thick, and powerful, the wines have gathered a new sensibility over the last five years, reigning in the power and weight to some extent to let the fruit and terroir poke through. This 2018 is a great example of a more modern California chardonnay style, not screechingly acidic but rather hedonistically well formed with cooler flavours of pear, peach, ginger, pineapple, and warm brioche, finishing with honey, spice, and minerality. Lobster, crab, roasted chicken, and fish dishes all work here.Tasted: 06 March 2021Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 48.99 select private retailers AB 41.99 select private retailers Producer: Hartford Family WinesDistributors: Summit Fine Wines
Grape: ChardonnayUPC: 633072815281