Hirsch Vineyards

San Andreas Fault Pinot Noir

9.2157 ratings
9.249 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Ed Lehrman

I still don't get all the hype. Not fun and not worth the money.

I still don't get all the hype. Not fun and not worth the money.

Aug 10th, 2017
Jasmine Hirsch

Sales & Marketing Hirsch Vineyards, founder In Pursuit of Balance

9.4

I've fallen in love with the 2013 vintage. It's charming, aromatic, ethereal, elegant and straight-up delicious. The wines are remarkably different from 2012, which speaks to the complexities of farming in a mutable climate, so close to the Pacific Ocean. Real wine is transparent to the place where it was grown, but also to the vintage. We strive to produce wines that reflect the best qualities of the year in which the grapes were grown. In this way they become historical, agricultural documents that can transport us to a singular place and time.

I've fallen in love with the 2013 vintage. It's charming, aromatic, ethereal, elegant and straight-up delicious. The wines are remarkably different from 2012, which speaks to the complexities of farming in a mutable climate, so close to the Pacific Ocean. Real wine is transparent to the place where it was grown, but also to the vintage. We strive to produce wines that reflect the best qualities of the year in which the grapes were grown. In this way they become historical, agricultural documents that can transport us to a singular place and time.

4 people found it helpfulAug 27th, 2015
Christanna Honer

Fresh forward light red fruit, rhubarb and fennel seed, tense acid and puckery cranberry/pomegranate, favorite wine of the afternoon. Lovely to meet you @Jasmine Hirsch !

Fresh forward light red fruit, rhubarb and fennel seed, tense acid and puckery cranberry/pomegranate, favorite wine of the afternoon. Lovely to meet you @Jasmine Hirsch !

2 people found it helpfulFeb 4th, 2016
Mauro Enfield

Account Specialist Skurnik Wines in metro NYC.

9.2

Still singing. What’s up true SC!

Still singing. What’s up true SC!

1 person found it helpfulApr 21st, 2019
Casey Curbow

Sales Associate Windsor Wine Merchants

9.1

In an ethereal kind of place.

In an ethereal kind of place.

1 person found it helpfulMay 6th, 2018
Mitzi Inglis

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.1

This is in a great place right now, even better in a few more years.

This is in a great place right now, even better in a few more years.

1 person found it helpfulJan 2nd, 2018
Beau Carson

How all other California Pinot should be. Light, elegant, floral, and so deep and complex. Beautiful use of oak that does not overwhelm the grape.

How all other California Pinot should be. Light, elegant, floral, and so deep and complex. Beautiful use of oak that does not overwhelm the grape.

1 person found it helpfulDec 25th, 2017
Max Tierno

Such a beautiful balance of fruit, herbs, and spice. Already! Awesome wine!

Such a beautiful balance of fruit, herbs, and spice. Already! Awesome wine!

1 person found it helpfulMar 5th, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

On the nose; fresh strawberries still on the vine, mint, cherries, raspberries, cola, limestone minerals and fresh red florals. On the palate; lean to medium body, fresh, ripe, strawberries, cherries, pomegranate extract, dark cherries, touch of raspberries, dark spice comes on as it opens up, limestone, volcanic minerals, perfect level of silty chalkiness, mint, fruit tea, crushed rock powder, cola, red vines, fresh, brilliant acidity and a well rounded, polished fruit driven finish. Photos of; Hirsch Vineyards, crush facility, 2014 night harvest (beautiful fruit) under lights when it's cooler (better to harvest fruit when it's cooler)and living legend David Hirsch.

On the nose; fresh strawberries still on the vine, mint, cherries, raspberries, cola, limestone minerals and fresh red florals. On the palate; lean to medium body, fresh, ripe, strawberries, cherries, pomegranate extract, dark cherries, touch of raspberries, dark spice comes on as it opens up, limestone, volcanic minerals, perfect level of silty chalkiness, mint, fruit tea, crushed rock powder, cola, red vines, fresh, brilliant acidity and a well rounded, polished fruit driven finish. Photos of; Hirsch Vineyards, crush facility, 2014 night harvest (beautiful fruit) under lights when it's cooler (better to harvest fruit when it's cooler)and living legend David Hirsch.

Jun 18th, 2017
Jerae Knutson

DuMOL Member Services

9.5

For the first time I've tasted and understood "salinity" in a wine, and it was glorious. Softness & elegance.

For the first time I've tasted and understood "salinity" in a wine, and it was glorious. Softness & elegance.

Apr 29th, 2017