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2018 Hirsch Vineyards Old Vineyard Pinot Noir

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

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96Vinous / IWC

Crushed flowers, spice, star anise and blood orange give the aromatic breadth and real feeling of translucence that distinguishes it in this range. Rose petal, mint, cedar, tobacco and raspberry open with a bit of time in the glass.

93The Wine Advocate

...aromas of dried cranberries and citrus peel with accents of tobacco, leather and earth...medium-bodied palate is seriously styled with a firm, juicy frame and concentrated earth-laced fruits, and it finishes long and layered.


Hirsch Vineyards

Hirsch Vineyards is on the Sonoma Coast. It was established in 1980 when David Hirsch began growing Pinot Noir and making wine. The estate today is still owned and operated by Hirsch, his wife and daughter. The estate makes Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.


United States, California, Sonoma County

Sonoma County is not an AVA, but it is a commonly used informal designation for wines made outside of more specific AVAs within Sonoma, which is a large wine producing region just west of Napa Valley. Though Sonoma is often overshadowed by its glamorous neighbor Napa Valley, it has a long history of wine production. The area specialized in jug wine until the mid-20th century, when Sonoma producers took a cue from Napa and started improving quality. Unlike Napa, where Cabernet Sauvignon is king, Sonoma specialized in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel, though excellent Cabs are produced too. There are at present 16 AVAs within Sonoma County, and, like much of the West Coast of the United States, new AVAs are created in Sonoma County with regularity. Some Sonoma appellations, such as the Russian River Valley, are renowned for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.


Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.