Hartford

Old Vine Russian River Valley Zinfandel

9.114 ratings
9.33 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Mike R
9.2

Man what a week last week - 2nd covid shot wiped me out for a few days so not going to post much on this weeks wines and trust me all over the map this week - this Zin was singing with an amazing BLT yummy

Man what a week last week - 2nd covid shot wiped me out for a few days so not going to post much on this weeks wines and trust me all over the map this week - this Zin was singing with an amazing BLT yummy

Apr 5th, 2021
Isaac Pirolo

This was already on my short list to pick up considering Parker's notes (94 points), but now that it's Spectator's #10 of 2016 I finally pulled the trigger.

Boom goes the Zin. The depth of field consists of explosive black raspberry followed by massive black cherry. A plethora of tertiary components, including white pepper, black licorice, leather, tobacco, and spice provide evidence of the century old vines. Goes strength to strength with the ridiculously silky mouthfeel. Not to mention, the alcohol is felt in the legs, not the mouth. It's 15.7% abv and it's only after I felt it did I check it.

This was already on my short list to pick up considering Parker's notes (94 points), but now that it's Spectator's #10 of 2016 I finally pulled the trigger.

Boom goes the Zin. The depth of field consists of explosive black raspberry followed by massive black cherry. A plethora of tertiary components, including white pepper, black licorice, leather, tobacco, and spice provide evidence of the century old vines. Goes strength to strength with the ridiculously silky mouthfeel. Not to mention, the alcohol is felt in the legs, not the mouth. It's 15.7% abv and it's only after I felt it did I check it.

2 people found it helpfulDec 7th, 2016
Steve Martinelli

I am not much for ratings or lists, but think this wine deserves the accolades and the Hartford family is just all-heart, i recommend a visit. Lots of juicy ripe black, blue and red berries along with some underripe fruit as well. Plenty of nose. On the palate, reflects the nose with the ripe fruit dominating. A nice firm structure with balancing acidity. Drink up!

I am not much for ratings or lists, but think this wine deserves the accolades and the Hartford family is just all-heart, i recommend a visit. Lots of juicy ripe black, blue and red berries along with some underripe fruit as well. Plenty of nose. On the palate, reflects the nose with the ripe fruit dominating. A nice firm structure with balancing acidity. Drink up!

1 person found it helpfulDec 19th, 2016
Isabelle Parenti

Keep open for a while and it really opens up!

Keep open for a while and it really opens up!

Apr 1st, 2019
Christopher Schaljo

Very drinkable, fruit forward Old Vine! Hartford makes some fabulous wines.

Very drinkable, fruit forward Old Vine! Hartford makes some fabulous wines.

Mar 10th, 2019
Jamie Franklin

Deep dark garnet color and full bodied. Sour cherry and light oak notes leading to a spicy finish with lots of pepper and medium tannins. Delicious big bold Zin.

Deep dark garnet color and full bodied. Sour cherry and light oak notes leading to a spicy finish with lots of pepper and medium tannins. Delicious big bold Zin.

Sep 3rd, 2017
Mike R
9.2

Mike had this 2 years ago

Mike had this 2 years ago

Nov 19th, 2018
Brett Klebanoff

Brett had this 2 years ago

Brett had this 2 years ago

Feb 11th, 2019
Andrew Foret

Andrew had this 3 years ago

Andrew had this 3 years ago

Oct 21st, 2018
Jeremy Rouse

Jeremy had this 3 years ago

Jeremy had this 3 years ago

Mar 1st, 2018