2000 Hartford Court Pinot Noir "Velvet Sisters"
Anderson Valley, Mendocino, California
WB Rating: 92

Alcohol by volume: 14.2%
Price at time of purchase: $50.00 (from winery)
Type: Pinot Noir / Burgundy
Principal varietal(s): Pinot Noir

Superlative Pinot Noir from the Anderson Valley in Mendocino. Great depth, complexity, and sense of terroir. Beautifully balanced mix of super-ripe cherries, plums, strawberries, charcoal, dried rose blossoms. Excellent richness in the mouth, 60 second finish. Opened in honor of a viewing of the movie "Sideways," and I'd guess it blows away anything they tasted in that movie (though I'd like to give the '61 Cheval Blanc a shot). Another everyday wine for me when I become a billioinaire. - HK 2005-04-06


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