US-FAI-40-18

Pinot Noir 'Hirsch Vyd', Failla

Pinot Noir 'Hirsch Vyd', Failla

Picked separately over 10 days, this wine is made up of two clones; Mt. Eden and Pommard. The fruit was harvested from three blocks in 4 distinct picks. The vines were planted between 1993-1996 and sit at elevations up to 1500 feet and exist on the gravelly slopes of the Fort-Ross Seaview AVA in the westernmost Sonoma Coast. The Hirsch Vineyard is the closest neighbor to Failla’s Estate Vineyard. Fully de-stemmed and allowed an ambient soak, the grapes were fermented separately with their native yeasts seeing gentle punch downs and even gentler basket press. As always, Failla makes no additions. The wine aged gently on lees for 11 months, and was bottled unfined and unfiltered.

Producer:
Vintage:
2018
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Appellation:
Fort Ross-Seaview
Variety:
Pinot Noir
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic

Press & Reviews

Vinous Media

Score:
96
Date:
2020-04-01
Review:
The 2018 Pinot Noir Hirsch Vineyard is a wine of dramatic and exquisite beauty. Soaring aromatics lead into a core of sweet red/purplish berry fruit. There is a level of depth to the Hirsch that is just remarkable. If opened young, the 2018 needs a good bit of air to allow a hint of reduction to blow off. The Hirsch is deceptive in its mid-weight feel, but it has tremendous depth and structure to burn. I especially admire its crystal-clear focus and transcendental beauty.