Hirsch Vineyards San Andreas Fault Pinot Noir 2017
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast|
This is the largest production cuvée in the Hirsch portfolio. Pale to medium ruby, the 2017 Pinot Noir San Andreas Fault has a delicately played nose with touches of cinnamon stick, dried leaves, perfumed earth and a mineral vein plus rose petal perfume, red berries and black fruit sparks. The palate is light to medium-bodied with delicate intensity and well-balanced fruit and earth character, knit by grainy tannins and juicy freshness, finishing long and nuanced. 3,740 cases produced.
The 2017 Pinot Noir Estate San Andreas Fault is a pretty wine to drink now and over the next handful of years. Sweet red cherry, dried flowers, spice and blood orange all flesh out in the glass. There is a good bit of up front fruit, but the wine's persistence tapers off a bit on the mid-palate and finish. Overall, the 2017 comes across as pretty straightforward. I would prefer to drink it young.