Hirsch Vineyards

San Andreas Fault Pinot Noir

9.2152 ratings
9.351 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Josh Luhn

Luhn Wine Consulting Owner, Luhn Family Wines

9.0

Still closed, not a lot of complexity.

Still closed, not a lot of complexity.

Jul 25th, 2017
jesus g

Hospitality Schramsberg Vineyards

9.5

We had a fort ross-seaview night. All pinots with duck breast for dinner. Slightly chilled all of them to show a little better

We had a fort ross-seaview night. All pinots with duck breast for dinner. Slightly chilled all of them to show a little better

1 person found it helpfulMay 24th, 2018
Tommy Fogarty

Owner Thomas Fogarty Winery

9.3

An excellent example of the "positive powers of reduction". An outlier on the Hirsch table, this wine needs a good ten minutes of attention as the wine cuts loose a huge array of earthen and spice-derived aromas and flavors. Super interesting and delicious. A wine to "geek-out" on fo-sho.

An excellent example of the "positive powers of reduction". An outlier on the Hirsch table, this wine needs a good ten minutes of attention as the wine cuts loose a huge array of earthen and spice-derived aromas and flavors. Super interesting and delicious. A wine to "geek-out" on fo-sho.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 23rd, 2015
Garen Staglin

Bright acid. Opening up after 1 hour. Early. Wait for a few more years but tasting great with Nadine at Charlie Palmer Steak in DC

Bright acid. Opening up after 1 hour. Early. Wait for a few more years but tasting great with Nadine at Charlie Palmer Steak in DC

Jun 14th, 2017
John Howard

Harvest production at Hirsch and Cobb Wineries

9.5

Oh man! So delicious. My first vintage here. Proud to have worked on this one. I knew it would taste like this. Pomegranate and cherry trees, pencil shavings, bazooka wrapper, tree bark, burnt rubber that blows off at 30 minutes, the most subtle oak/cedar touch. Pretty much a dead ringer for Grand Cru Burgundy. Amazing.

Oh man! So delicious. My first vintage here. Proud to have worked on this one. I knew it would taste like this. Pomegranate and cherry trees, pencil shavings, bazooka wrapper, tree bark, burnt rubber that blows off at 30 minutes, the most subtle oak/cedar touch. Pretty much a dead ringer for Grand Cru Burgundy. Amazing.

Jun 19th, 2016
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.2

Happt tart tight bright berry and wet chalkboard wiped down with green herbs.

Happt tart tight bright berry and wet chalkboard wiped down with green herbs.

Jan 26th, 2016
Ryan Mullins

So pretty. Fresh red fruit and depth. Dig

So pretty. Fresh red fruit and depth. Dig

Dec 3rd, 2015
Chris Harvey

A little too acidic for my palate but still good and paired well with the turtle bolognese

A little too acidic for my palate but still good and paired well with the turtle bolognese

Nov 15th, 2015
Alex Sanchez

Beautiful aromatics and great acid. Perfect for food!!

Beautiful aromatics and great acid. Perfect for food!!

Nov 5th, 2015
Michael Gallegos

Sales & Hospitality Red Car Winery

9.1

Very well balanced, loads of complexity and lasting finish. A thinking persons wine

Very well balanced, loads of complexity and lasting finish. A thinking persons wine

Aug 7th, 2015