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Hartford Court - Jolene Russian River Zinfandel 2009


  • Country: USA
  • Wine Region: California
  • Wine Area: Russian River Valley
  • Wine Maker: Jeff Mangahas
  • Grape: Zinfandel
  • Grape Percentage: 100%
  • Alcohol Percentage: 15.5%
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 750
  • Best To Drink: Drink Now - 2025
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WA: 94+ (2009) VS: 93 (2009)

Wine tasting notes

This old-vine Zinfandel provides alluring aromas and flavors of ripe black cherries, blackberry and spice highlight this old vine, single vineyard Zin. Jolene's texture is rich and mouth filling with ripe blueberry and tobacco characteristics, supple tannins and a creamy and elegant finish.

Winery Information

Hartford Court

Hartford Family Winery is a family owned Artisan winery. It was founded in 1993 as a result of Don and Jennifer Hartford's appreciation for the wines, the people, and the unique vineyards near their Russian River Valley Home. The winery is located in Green Valley in the Sonoma County town of Forestville, about 15 miles from the Pacific Ocean.Hartford Family Winery specializes in small bottlings of high-personality, single vineyard Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and old vine Zinfandel and makes wines.. read more

Expert Reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2009)94+ pts

Feb 2011 - Vineyard was bottled without fining or filtration. It exhibits a deeper ruby/purple color along with abundant notes of loamy soil, boysenberries, black cherries and a garrigue-like character that is reminiscent of a southern France Rhone Valley wine. The perfumed style is in keeping with the personality of this charming, fruit-forward, fragrant vintage. Drink this medium to full-bodied, juicy, impeccably pure Zinfandel over the next 7-8 years.

Vinous/Stephen Tanzer (2009)93 pts

Glass-staining violet. Deep, floral-accented aromas of blackberry, cassis and cola, with a strong violet pastille quality and a touch of allspice adding interest. Palate-coating dark berry flavors are given spine by fresh acidity and show a seamless, velvety texture. Dense and weighty on the finish, leaving behind a sweet dark berry preserve note. I'd serve this with a strongly seasoned, grilled steak. -- Stephen Tanzer

Vinification Notes

Jolene’s Vineyard takes its name from a merging of the first names of the owners of Maffei Vineyards - Joanne and Arlene. This old vine vineyard joined the Hartford Zinfandel portfolio beginning in 2004, as a single vineyard offering, and as an important component of our Russian River Valley Zinfandel blend. It is rare for an older Russian River Valley Zinfandel vineyard, such as Jolene’s, to be planted almost exclusively to Zinfandel selections, with very small percentages of Petite Sirah, Alicante Bouschet and Carignan. The Chelli family cares deeply for the old vines behind their home. Their dedicated approach to farming is reflected in the character of the wine produced from their vineyard. Cool nights in the Russian River Valley help to keep bright acidity while double sorting removes less ripe berries and raisins, giving a fresh fruit focus. Oak: 100% French oak, 52% new Time in oak: 9 months Yeast: Native and cultured