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2019 Hirsch Reserve Pinot Noir

Sonoma Coast, USA

Complex, age-worthy Pinot Noir from a pioneer of biodynamics and lo-fi winemaking from California's Sonoma Coast.

HIGH SCORE

$255.00

About

About The Wine

Second generation winemaker Jasmine Hirsch sources the wine behind her family's 'Reserve' label from the best barrels of Pinot Noir from the best vineyards on Hirsch's 72-acre estate.

The cool-climate growing conditions of the Sonoma Coast region lend a sense of lightness, freshness, and crunchiness to this wine—a far cry from the overripe and over-extracted Californian Pinot Noirs of old. This is a new age offering, created with minimal intervention and terroir expression in mind.

Definitely deserves careful cellaring for a few years, but entirely worth the wait as its duskier flavours develop into mouthwatering deliciousness.

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

The Hirsch Reserve Pinot Noir is a selection of our best barrels from the oldest and finest vineyard blocks at Hirsch. It is the highest expression of this complex and deeply expressive site and a true reserve of very limited production. The 2019 Reserve may be the finest wine of the vintage. Classic Hirsch tannins provide backbone and gravitas. A true reserve of very limited production.

Blend : Pinot Noir (100%)
ABV : 13.2%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2039
Bottle Size : 750ml

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

Critic Reviews

95Points
JamesSuckling.com

"Ripe and open with generous fruit character on the nose, suggesting plums and ripe strawberries. Some flowers, too. Full-bodied with round, ripe tannins and a chewy palate, yet it remains soft and very attractive. Give this two to four years to soften. Try after 2024." - James Suckling (JamesSuckling.com)

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