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Vintage:

2017

Varietal:

Pinot Noir

Appellation:

Sonoma Coast

Composition:

100% Pinot Noir

2017 Hirsch Pinot Noir, San Andreas, Sonoma Coast, California (750ml)   


Hirsch's San Andreas bottling, named for the fault that slices and dices their dramatically situated coastal vineyard, is the winery's flagship wine, and as such is most representative of Hirsch Pinot Noirs. It also seems to be a wine that develops complexity in cellar - if you can wait 5-7 years, that is!

Producer notes ~ Hirsch Vineyards is comprised of 72 acres, divided into 67 individual farming blocks, corresponding to the dramatic and sudden changes in soil and aspect created by the San Andreas fault. This degree of fragmentation is unmatched even by the famously subdivided vineyards of Burgundy’s Côte de Nuits. The vineyard has a fearsome diversity of soils, aspects, elevations and microclimates. This complexity defines our farming and winemaking practices: each block was individually developed and is now farmed, harvested and vinified separately. The San Andreas Fault is Hirsch Vineyards’ signature pinot noir and is crafted to represent the entirety of this multifaceted vineyard. The 2017 San Andreas Fault has fruit from 28 distinct farming blocks. It is the flagship wine from Hirsch, and the wine that represents the summation of our complex vineyard. Our 2017 Pinot Noirs are characterized by charming ripe fruit, supple tannins, and a juicy fruit character. The 2017 San Andreas is an ideal wine for drinking at any point over the next ten years: it is wonderfully open and expressive already, with the acidity and backbone to age for some years to come.

Vintage:

2017

Varietal:

Pinot Noir

Appellation:

Sonoma Coast

Composition:

100% Pinot Noir