2017 Hirsch West Ridge Pinot Noir

A delicate, fine boned Californian Pinot, that is lithe and transparent.

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A blend from a number of the blocks on the western ridge of the Hirsch Vineyards, they aim to take fruit from the most expressive parts of their vineyard. The backbone of this wine comes from Block 7, a Burgundian massale style block, where there is no clonal homogeny, rather a multitude of clones living side by side.

These vines can trace their lineage back to a late 1800’s importation of vines from France. Alongside the vines came the leaf-roll virus which still inhabits the vines to this day. As a result, the vines struggle to produce high sugars, resulting in more delicate wines with lower ABV than we’ve come to expect from American Pinots.

Quite a fine-boned wine with soft tannins and transparent fruit. It seduces you with complexity and mystery, and despite its delicate body, it is full of flavour: spiced red fruits, flowers, bunchy herbs, and a smoky earthen character. All this combines to create a truly exceptional and distinct wine.

The 2017 vintage gifted us with wines of elegance and delicate structure. The Pinot Noirs are earthy and red fruited, and have a dynamic old school quality, balancing ripeness and tannin. They're showing well young, with supple tannins and expressive fruit, yet also possess the acidity to age.

94 Points - "There’s a wealth of fresh, brambly red cherries and berries here with faint, grassy and forest woody notes, too. This is strikingly pure and vibrant pinot. The palate has a succulent, lithe, juicy and seductively fine feel with such pristine red cherries, delivered in an enlivened, focused mode. Fresh and powerful Pinot at just 12% abv." James Suckling (James Suckling)

94 Points - "More lightly hued, with a translucent ruby color, the 2017 Pinot Noir West Ridge Estate spent 16 months in oak (although I have no idea how much new or used). Beautiful Burgundian notes of spiced red fruits, flowers, sappy herbs, bouquet garni, and smoked earth all emerge from the glass, and this medium-bodied beauty offers a seamless texture, nicely integrated acidity, and a great finish. It's a whopping 12% alcohol yet packs terrific intensity, depth, and length. It's a beautiful wine." Jeb Dunnuck

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