Hartford Court Marin County Pinot Noir 2017
|Region||California, North Coast, Marin County|
Pale to medium ruby-purple colored, the 2017 Pinot Noir Marin County prances out of the glass with cheery black raspberry, kirsch and redcurrant jelly scents plus suggestions of cinnamon stick, lavender and bouquet garni. Medium to full-bodied, the soft-textured palate has an almost electric intensity, charged with red berries and savory layers, finishing long and wonderfully pure.
Wild in forest floor, with a velvety texture, this coastal wine shows elegant layers of plum, wild strawberry and black tea. Additional savory components of clove and cardamom contribute sizzle to its exotic, ethereal nature.
The 2017 Pinot Noir (Marin County) is bold, luscious and easy to like. In 2017, the Marin County Pinot has a lot more richness and body than is often the case. Black cherry, plum, spice, new leather and licorice all meld together here. I would prefer to drink this over the next few years, while the fruit remains juicy.