Hirsch Vineyards

San Andreas Fault Pinot Noir

9.2260 ratings
9.387 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Tim Marman

Drinking beautifully right now. Still great acidity, rich fruit with secondary and tertiary flavors starting to emerge.

Drinking beautifully right now. Still great acidity, rich fruit with secondary and tertiary flavors starting to emerge.

Jul 13th, 2017
Ed Matthews

It's a shame to open this baby wine now, But what the heck, it's open. Always one of my favorite California bottlings of Pinot, and I generally don't like California Pinot, I love the acidity and the restraint on this one. Cherry, pomegranate, spice.

It's a shame to open this baby wine now, But what the heck, it's open. Always one of my favorite California bottlings of Pinot, and I generally don't like California Pinot, I love the acidity and the restraint on this one. Cherry, pomegranate, spice.

4 people found it helpfulNov 14th, 2013
Vinny Eng

Cuddling with Baby Hirsch and the ladies

Cuddling with Baby Hirsch and the ladies

2 people found it helpfulAug 20th, 2013
Jasmine Hirsch

Sales & Marketing Hirsch Vineyards, founder In Pursuit of Balance

9.1

Getting high on our own supply.

Getting high on our own supply.

2 people found it helpfulJul 16th, 2013
Matt Trader

Yes, I have Hirsch San Andreas Fault Pinot in the glass, which was part of a 3 year blind tasting event for Coravin. The objective was to see if you could actually guess how many of the 4 samples were Coravin accessed 3 years ago, and how many were freshly poured that evening. Could not tell what do ever. Gotta love Coravin - owner Greg Lambrecht in the photo - the guy is awesome, and insanely knowledgeable about wine.

About Hirsch - absolutely gorgeous, dried herbs, anise, cranberry, raspberry, allspice, and balanced acidity. 2010 had so much youth in it that it still needs several more years in my opinion. Not classic to the full level of fruit forward Cali can deliver - even a little tightly wound. What a treat!

Yes, I have Hirsch San Andreas Fault Pinot in the glass, which was part of a 3 year blind tasting event for Coravin. The objective was to see if you could actually guess how many of the 4 samples were Coravin accessed 3 years ago, and how many were freshly poured that evening. Could not tell what do ever. Gotta love Coravin - owner Greg Lambrecht in the photo - the guy is awesome, and insanely knowledgeable about wine.

About Hirsch - absolutely gorgeous, dried herbs, anise, cranberry, raspberry, allspice, and balanced acidity. 2010 had so much youth in it that it still needs several more years in my opinion. Not classic to the full level of fruit forward Cali can deliver - even a little tightly wound. What a treat!

1 person found it helpfulAug 15th, 2018
Peter Stojnic

Very nice Pinot. Lovely fruit and integrated oak.

Very nice Pinot. Lovely fruit and integrated oak.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 22nd, 2015
Ben Doren

Birthday wine #2. My benchmark for California Pinot Noir

Birthday wine #2. My benchmark for California Pinot Noir

1 person found it helpfulDec 15th, 2013
Alison Story

TexaCali Ali - Owner of www.texacaliwine.com & Co-Owner of the upcoming www.smithstorywinecellars.com

9.7

375ml, decanted

375ml, decanted

1 person found it helpfulOct 16th, 2013
William Allen - Two Shepherds

Owner/Winemaker Two Shepherds

9.1

Nice Pinot , bit more new oak then expected, would cellar longer to integrate more.

Nice Pinot , bit more new oak then expected, would cellar longer to integrate more.

1 person found it helpfulJun 21st, 2013
Mike Jordan (MJ)

A little treat for the English.

A little treat for the English.

Feb 15th, 2016