Vineyard: Sevens Bench

VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2012 Hartford Court Sevens Bench Vineyard Estate Carneros Pinot Noir

15.0% alc., pH 3.77, TA 0.57, 163 cases, $65. Release September 2015. The name Sevens Bench comes from the two clones planted on the winery’s block: 37 (Mt Eden) and Dijon 777. First release from this vineyard since 2009. Some whole cluster. Aged 17 months in 100% French oak barrels, 25% new. Unfined and unfiltered. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Lovely aromas of peppery cherry, dark rose and earthy loam. The mid weight black cherry core is framed by firm tannins and accented with a compliment of oak. Earthy and savory, with soft acidity, and a remarkably intense and long finish. Will benefit from more time in bottle. Score: 91-92. Reviewed May 4, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2009 Hartford Court Sevens Bench Carneros Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., pH 3.75, TA 0.53, 300 cases, $60. From an estate vineyard near Saintsbury’s Brown Ranch and Shafer’s Red Shoulder Ranch. Primarily Dijon clones 667 and 777. Native and cultured yeast fermentations. Aged 15 months in 60% new French oak barrels. · Moderately deep reddish-purple color in the glass. Deep, darkly fruited nose with complimentary notes of spice and oak. Earthy and tannic, reflecting the heavy clay soils of this vineyard. Rich black cherry and dark red berry flavors with a velvety mouth feel. Good. Reviewed April 4, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »