2019 Hirsch Block 8 Pinot Noir

Sonoma Coast, California

Incredibly fine, taut, red-fruited and rare Pinot Noir from a biodynamic pioneer of Californian wine.



Full-bodied with firm, racy tannins that are long and beautiful. The wine has so much length and beauty.

James Suckling

About The Wine

Hirsch is a rare sight in Australia, as so little of this iconic producer's wine are imported. We are lucky to have a few of their outstanding Pinot Noirs.

Hirsch wines are lo-fi, biodynamic and live outside the current perception of big rich Cali Pinot. They are tight, linear, pristine wines, more akin to Chambolle than Central Otago.

The Block 8 is an exceptional single vineyard wine, from what is essentially their Grand Cru site, five miles back from the Pacific up a dirt road. Finely-poised, cranberry and cherry-flavoured, with wild herbs and spices abundant. Very linear. Very cellarworthy.

About Hirsch Vineyards

The iconic Hirsch Vineyards estate was founded by pioneer farmer and future winemaker David Hirsch back in 1980, on a spectacular setting overlooking the Pacific Ocean at the northern tip of Sonoma County. The have the oldest premium Pinot Noir vineyard on the true Sonoma Coast.

For the first twenty years Hirsch was a source of outstanding Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to a slew of high-brow producers such as Littorai and Kistler. In 2002, the decision was taken to build a winery and start making their own wines. The process of converting to biodynamic viticulture was completed in 2014 and now 72 acres of vines are fully biodynamic.

The Hirsch Pinots are tightly coiled, minimalist, low alchohol, exceptional cellarworthy wines. As Hugh Johnson put it in The World of Fine Wine magazine, (issue #48) “This was Pinot Noir of a kind I had never seen, and didn’t expect to see, in California. Nor in Burgundy, for that matter… My impression was of Pinot flavour at it’s most electrically alive…”

Founder David Hirsch
Founder David Hirsch
Sonoma Coast, California
Additional Info

From The Producer

Block 8 has long seduced us with its power, complexity and singular character.

David Hirsch has always considered this his grand cru parcel. The soils here are comprised of a reddish rock, high in iron oxide and with superb drainage. The Block 8 Pinot Noir is produced 100% from this special block, planted in 1993 to a field blend of the heritage Pinot Noir clones of Pommard and Wädenswil. In this wine you will find a pure and focused expression of one of the most unique sections of the Hirsch Vineyard

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.7%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2032
Bottle Size : 750ml

Hirsch Block 8 Vineyard
Hirsch Block 8 Vineyard
Sonoma Coast, California
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews


"There’s real purity of fruit here with cherries, strawberries and roses on the nose. Some watermelon, too. Full-bodied with firm, racy tannins that are long and beautiful. The wine has so much length and beauty. Floral and subtle, yet driven, with pure fruit and balance. White pepper. Still reserved. Better in 2023 and after." -


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