Pinot Noir, ‘East Ridge’, Hirsch Vineyards
Lying adjacent to the San Andreas Fault on the extreme western Sonoma Coast, Hirsch Vineyards is comprised of 72 acres, divided into 67 individual farming blocks. This degree of fragmentation is unmatched even by the famously subdivided vineyards of Burgundy’s Côte de Nuits. Due to the site’s proximity to the Pacific Ocean and the San Andreas Fault, 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 East Ridge is a topographically distinct micro-site within the Hirsch Vineyard, comprising an area of 18 acres divided into 16 farming blocks. With a steepening slope of 15 to 35 degrees, it faces predominantly east-northeast. The East Ridge Pinot Noir is a selection of the very best barrels from five of our oldest blocks on the East Ridge, planted to the heritage pinot noir selections of Mount Eden, Swan and Pommard-Wädenswil.
The East Ridge is produced 100% from the single vineyard of Hirsch.
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