Hartford Court Four Hearts Chardonnay 2007

Hartford Court, Russian River, Four Hearts Vineyards, Chardonnay 2007 This is a large Chardonnay, big, rich and mouth-filling. There’s plenty of butter and oak to please those in search of a full-on California Chard yet there is also a core of fruit and acidity providing balance and length – very rich and very nice.

All of the wine was fermented and aged in French oak. Proprietors Don and Jennifer Hartford. Produced and bottled in Forestville 14.3% purchased for $40 at the winery Hartford

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3 Responses to Hartford Court Four Hearts Chardonnay 2007

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  2. AJ says:

    Ray,

    IMHO the Four Hearts Chard is a fine example of a skilled use of less oak. The fruit leads the way with oak providing just the right touch of spice. Superbly balanced, could this be a glimpse into the future of California Chardonnay?

  3. Ray says:

    Balance – yes that is the key AJ but will it be the future I don’t know. There will always be a market for very rich styles of Chardonnay. Ray

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