2009 Hartford Zinfandel Old Vine
Russian River, Sonoma, California
WB Rating: 91

Alcohol by volume: 15.7%
Price at time of purchase: $40.00 (Winery)
Type: Zinfandel
Principal varietal(s): Zinfandel

Lost in the glory of the more expensive Hartford single-vineyard Zins is this gem, their "entry-level" Russian River Old Vine bottling. The 2014 bottling is rich, lively, long, and full of dark berry liqueur, licorice, and savory earthy floral. Remarkably well integrated and evolved at age 2, with mouth-coating texture but no heaviness in the mouth. Absolutely delicious, with oodles of flavor and richness that bury any heat from the high alcohol level. Fairly priced for this quality level. - HK 2016-08-06


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