Hirsch Vineyards

Pinot Noir 'Sonoma Coast - San Andreas'

Pinot Noir 'Sonoma Coast - San Andreas'

Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast  San Andreas Hirsch Vineyards
  • Practicing Biodynamic
  • 100% Pinot Noir
  • Fort-Ross Seaview, West Sonoma Coast AVA
  • Clonal breakdown: 49% Pommard-Wädenswil, 18% Swan, 18% Dijon 114/777, 14% Mt. Eden, 1% Calera
  • Fruit sourced from 34 distinct farming blocks of Hirsch Vineyard
  • Each block farmed, harvested, and vinified separately
  • Vine age: 49% from the 2000s, 50%  from the 1990s, 1% from the 1980s
  • 12% whole cluster inclusion
  • Aged in French oak barrels (34% new)
  • 3,600 cases
  • 13.5% Abv

Info

Vintage:
2021
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Appellation:
West Sonoma Coast
Variety:
Pinot Noir
Color:
Red

Sizes Available

Full Bottle US-HIR-40-21 12/750ml
Half Bottle US-HIR-40-21H 12/375ml

Press & Reviews

James Suckling
Score
96
Date
2024-02-02
"So much fresh flowers with hibiscus and honey blossom. Dried citrus like lemon zest. Medium-bodied with fine tannins that are super integrated. Zesty finish. Lots of focus and beauty. The tannins are perfectly melted into the wine. Drinkable but even better in two to three years."
Vinous
Score
94
Date
2024-01-16
"The 2021 Pinot Noir Estate San Andreas Fault is a blend of thirty parcels across the vineyard. Vibrant and super-complex, the 2021 screams with precision right out of the gate. Dark red-toned fruit, dried herbs, mint and sage are some of the many notes that take shape in the glass. The purity of the flavors here is so compelling."
Wine Advocate
Score
93
Date
2024-02-22
"The 2021 Pinot Noir San Andreas Fault has very pure scents of blueberries, pomegranate, mushroom, damp earth and aniseed. The medium-bodied palate features concentrated, spicy flavors. It has a chalky texture, bright, gently tangy acidity and a long, layered finish. It will benefit from 2-3+ years in bottle."
Wine and Spirits
Score
93
Date
2024-04-08
"The Hirsch family credits the fault line running through their estate for the jumble of geology, a complex puzzle they have worked to solve by dividing their 72 acres of vines into 67 farming blocks. San Andreas is their estate blend, an overview that Jasmine Hirsch blended from 34 of those blocks in 2021. It was a dry season on the far coast, with 30 percent less rain than in a normal year; the sunny weather was relatively mild, with few days over 90 degrees. The fruit was ripe by late August, just as September began to cool; the harvest crew at Hirsch picked all of its fruit in two weeks. The San Andreas blend shows beautiful integration, its time in oak having brought all of those elements together in brooding harmony. It has the dark richness of fruity forest mushrooms over a complex matrix of fruit, taking those darker tones into brighter notes of strawberry and rhubarb. Fine, spicy and lasting."

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