Hartford Court

Jennifer's Russian River Valley Chardonnay

9.219 ratings
9.32 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
David L

16’ Hartford Court Jennifer's Vineyard Chardonnay. Vineyard is located in Sebastopol Hills in Russian river.
As of late. I’ve noticed California Chardonnay’s have changed for the better. Now they have power and finesse. Which I absolutely adore. This is a perfect example of just that.
It’s a balance beam act of pear, slightly more citrusy fruits then I picked up in there other single vineyards. A bit of spice & the right amount of acidity. Very well-made wine. Something I wouldn’t age. Drink them all up by 2022.

16’ Hartford Court Jennifer's Vineyard Chardonnay. Vineyard is located in Sebastopol Hills in Russian river.
As of late. I’ve noticed California Chardonnay’s have changed for the better. Now they have power and finesse. Which I absolutely adore. This is a perfect example of just that.
It’s a balance beam act of pear, slightly more citrusy fruits then I picked up in there other single vineyards. A bit of spice & the right amount of acidity. Very well-made wine. Something I wouldn’t age. Drink them all up by 2022.

Dec 22nd, 2019
Michael Phillips

Luscious rich big white fruit and modest residual sugar. Lovely wine!

Luscious rich big white fruit and modest residual sugar. Lovely wine!

Sep 1st, 2022
Michael Phillips

A cut above the lovely 4 Hearts, 3 Jacks and stone cote. Much more French style than Cali. only a vague hint of sweetness.

A cut above the lovely 4 Hearts, 3 Jacks and stone cote. Much more French style than Cali. only a vague hint of sweetness.

Mar 24th, 2021
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Another great 18 chard under $70.00
Wine Advocate review

The 2018 Chardonnay Jennifer’s Vineyard was 100% barrel fermented in French oak barrels, 34% new, and aged for 14 months. It springs from the glass with impressive lemon curd, lime blossom, sea spray and mandarin peel scents with hints of shaved almonds, green mango and chalk dust. The palate is like a tightly coiled spring with amazing tension and intensity—loads of citrus and mineral layers—finishing very long and zesty. 220 cases were made.

Another great 18 chard under $70.00
Wine Advocate review

The 2018 Chardonnay Jennifer’s Vineyard was 100% barrel fermented in French oak barrels, 34% new, and aged for 14 months. It springs from the glass with impressive lemon curd, lime blossom, sea spray and mandarin peel scents with hints of shaved almonds, green mango and chalk dust. The palate is like a tightly coiled spring with amazing tension and intensity—loads of citrus and mineral layers—finishing very long and zesty. 220 cases were made.

Feb 9th, 2021
John A
9.3

Consistent with my prior tasting. Good wine, but I would drink them now.

Consistent with my prior tasting. Good wine, but I would drink them now.

Jul 21st, 2020
Bob Chipman

At capital grill. $24 at total wine

At capital grill. $24 at total wine

Dec 17th, 2017
Carly

Pdx with EGM

Pdx with EGM

Jul 13th, 2017
Paul

It's decent, not my favorite. A touch sweet on the front side, then gets crisp and lemony. Lot of oak. The saving grace of this wine is the excellent and even finish.

It's decent, not my favorite. A touch sweet on the front side, then gets crisp and lemony. Lot of oak. The saving grace of this wine is the excellent and even finish.

Oct 30th, 2016
Matt Reagan

Enormous lemon balm, lots of oak, and alcohol is pronounced. Not dainty, as some other Hartfords, but delicious.

Enormous lemon balm, lots of oak, and alcohol is pronounced. Not dainty, as some other Hartfords, but delicious.

Jun 11th, 2016
Stanley Barrios

Stanley had this 2 years ago

Stanley had this 2 years ago

Aug 30th, 2020