The Russian River Valley is one of THE best places in the world for growing Chardonnay. The cooling winds from the Pacific Ocean spread throughout the area, and help to moderate the temperatures throughout the day, whereas areas just to the east are exceptionally warmer. Also, the soils are a mix of sand, clay, and silt. The clay brings richness to a wine, while the sand brings more flowered aromatics and brightness in the wine. If you ask us, this sounds like the recipe for Chardonnay perfection!
All the Hartford vineyards are sustainably-farmed at a minimum, with many of them being farmed organically. Aged for 10 months in French oak (of which 25% of those barrels were new).
Hartford Court 2019 Chardonnay
Classic old style California Chardonnay; crisp and balanced with flavors of vanilla and oak, but not too much.