Hartford 2018 Old Vine Zinfandel, Russian River Valley
Few Zinfandel producers can boast this amount of high praise heaped upon their wines, and those that can (Turley, Carslile, Martinelli ...) are either not available in NC or extremely hard to find. The Hartford is an absolute delight. Plump and fleshy, with a dense core of focused tannins and lively acidity. Aromas of ripe black raspberry, anise and licorice open to layered, slightly jammy flavors of black cherry, blueberry pie and smoky cracked pepper.
93 Pts. Wine Enthusiast, 92 Pts. Wine Spectator, 91 Pts. Wine Advocate