Hirsch Vineyards

Pinot Noir 'West Ridge'

Pinot Noir 'West Ridge'

Pinot Noir West 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 West Ridge is a series of hilltop vineyard blocks, spread along the main ridge of Hirsch like vertebrae along a spine. Altogether the West Ridge covers 26 acres, divided into 24 farming blocks. The West Ridge Pinot Noir is a selection of the most exceptional barrels from six of the finest and oldest blocks on West Ridge. These are planted to the heritage pinot noir selections of Swan, Mount Eden and Pommard-Wädenswil. The West Ridge is produced 100% from the single vineyard of Hirsch.

Info

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

Sizes Available

Full Bottle US-HIR-51-21 12/750ml

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Press & Reviews

Vinous
Score
96
Date
2024-01-16
"The 2021 Pinot Noir Estate West Ridge is magnificent. Soaring aromatics make a strong opening statement. Wild dark cherry, lavender, mint, spice and orange peel lend nuance. This translucent, wonderfully detailed Pinot has so much to offer. Time in the glass brings out layers of savory and mineral complexity. Like all the 2021s here, the West Ridge possesses mind-blowing purity and exceptional finesse."
Wine Advocate
Score
95
Date
2024-02-22
"The 2021 Pinot Noir West Ridge is especially spicy and savory this vintage. The nose unfolds from wild berries, salami and dried mint to expressive nuances of chaparral and licorice. The medium-bodied palate has a generous core of botanical-laced fruit. It has pleasantly chalky tannins, mouthwatering acidity and a long, spicy finish. It will benefit from 2-3+ years in bottle."