* 375 ML. This continues the trend toward a lighter style of Pinot Noir from Hirsch. The nose shows a soft red cherry with a light cola and soft warm baking spices with bing cherry and a light loamy earth note. The palate is light with spiced red berries and a light pepper, loamy earth note on the finish. D&M Tasting Notes
The San Andreas Fault is Hirsch Vineyards’ signature Pinot Noir and is crafted to represent the entirety of this multifaceted vineyard. The 2016 San Andreas Fault has fruit from 33 distinct farming blocks. It is the flagship wine from Hirsch, and the wine that represents the summation of our complex vineyard.
Over 37 years of farming and winemaking on the True Sonoma Coast, David Hirsch’s accumulated wisdom has shown us that the dominant influence on our farming and winemaking is the San Andreas Fault, which lies just half a mile from the Hirsch Vineyard. The wine that captures the complexity, power and energy of this geologic phenomenon is our San Andreas Fault Estate Pinot Noir, the wine that David calls “the Hirsch Hirsch”.
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 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. Winery Notes
Hirsch Vineyards 2016 Half Bottle San Andreas Fault Pinot Noir
- Brand: Hirsch
- Availability: In Stock
- Quantity Available: 16
- SKU #: 7194