On Friday, we feature a group of wines from the Golden State. Wines of great finesse, extraction and power, which exemplify the straightforward, skillful wine-making of some of the most preeminent producers in the state.
On tap: A rich, creamy Chardonnay and a fine, juicy Pinot Noir, arguably two of the most classic and celebrated grapes in the world of wine, from Hartford Court, a Jackson family property.
Joining these two amazing wines is another exemplary offering:
The Stonestreet Cabernet is a big, powerhouse of a wine with broad shoulders, smooth tannins and elegant suavity that makes one think that perhaps this is the very epitome of California’s pioneering spirit in wine-making personified.
Hartford Court Chardonnay ($28.99):
The nose is an enticing melange, offering subtle aromas of jasmine flower, citrus oil, ripe apple and pear. The elegant aromatics are complemented by fresh kiwi, lemon drop and Pippin apple flavors. The generous palate of ripe fruit notes, with candied lemon drop, a hint of ginger and floral characteristics is balanced by the nice acidity and mineral characters which comprise an inherent complexity to the finish of this elegant wine.
Hartford Court Pinot Noir ($29.99):
Foresty, woodsy aromas intermingled with raspberry, blueberry and black cherry fruit jump from the glass of this wine, which is medium to full-bodied with a palate of ripe berry and cherry flavors complemented throughout by hints of spice and a lovely finish that accents the wine perfectly and shows terrific purity, texture and length.
Stonestreet Cabernet Sauvignon ($39.99):
This bold Cabernet conveys vivid aromas and flavors of black cherry, satsuma plum and blood orange with bay leaf, fresh tobacco and cocoa nib adding further dimension. Generous, beautifully extracted texture, kept in balance by the freshness of the fruit and an indelible stony signature