Hirsch Vineyards

San Andreas Fault Pinot Noir

9.291 ratings
9.320 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
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

9.3

Half bottle. Sang with the salmon. Complex aromatics. Balance between prettiness and concentration. Cranberries and cherries.

Half bottle. Sang with the salmon. Complex aromatics. Balance between prettiness and concentration. Cranberries and cherries.

Mar 3rd, 2020
Brad Hemmer

Cherry cola, cranberry, dried floral, a little bolder than expected but gives it a little extra body. Nice acidity that provides for long tasty finish.

Cherry cola, cranberry, dried floral, a little bolder than expected but gives it a little extra body. Nice acidity that provides for long tasty finish.

Aug 9th, 2017
Matt Perlman

Popped alongside a Kosta Brown RRV Pinot for stylistic contrast. Basically a cross section of the Hirsch estate so it combines cool and coastal plots with warm and sunny. Elegant, ethereal and floral/earth tones driven, with bright red cherry fruit peeking out. 5 years in bottle has really eased what I recall had been a fairly taut structure

Popped alongside a Kosta Brown RRV Pinot for stylistic contrast. Basically a cross section of the Hirsch estate so it combines cool and coastal plots with warm and sunny. Elegant, ethereal and floral/earth tones driven, with bright red cherry fruit peeking out. 5 years in bottle has really eased what I recall had been a fairly taut structure

1 person found it helpfulNov 29th, 2019
Ryan Mullins

Opening beautifully

Opening beautifully

1 person found it helpfulJun 4th, 2019
Matt Lasater

This was great for a spring duck dish. I hate to say it’s light, but it is, in a very pleasing way. The acid drives the show, the mid-palate is lively and shows a light extraction. Bones, no flesh. Pure, limpid, tight. Palate is precise and inviting. Tart cranberry, brook cherry, blood orange, ferns, wet earth, pepper, allspice.

This was great for a spring duck dish. I hate to say it’s light, but it is, in a very pleasing way. The acid drives the show, the mid-palate is lively and shows a light extraction. Bones, no flesh. Pure, limpid, tight. Palate is precise and inviting. Tart cranberry, brook cherry, blood orange, ferns, wet earth, pepper, allspice.

1 person found it helpfulJun 2nd, 2018
Marc Stubblefield

Wine Sales at Vino Carta and Kogod Wine Merchant

9.0

Beautiful Sonoma Pinot, but missing some of the electric, acid and herbal tension that I find in my preferred Sonoma Coast wines. Although this wine is still very young, there's no denying that it's bigger and broader than it has been in past vintages. Not necessarily a bad thing - it just puts it in a different box for me.

Beautiful Sonoma Pinot, but missing some of the electric, acid and herbal tension that I find in my preferred Sonoma Coast wines. Although this wine is still very young, there's no denying that it's bigger and broader than it has been in past vintages. Not necessarily a bad thing - it just puts it in a different box for me.

Jun 30th, 2017
Bill Bender

Unlike the '14 Rivers Marie PN I posted last week this open for business and taking reservations now. 90 minute decant. Pure red fruits, red currant, smoke.

Unlike the '14 Rivers Marie PN I posted last week this open for business and taking reservations now. 90 minute decant. Pure red fruits, red currant, smoke.

Feb 5th, 2017
Steven Perlman

Perfect with my coq au vin. Pretty fruit and nice bright notes

Perfect with my coq au vin. Pretty fruit and nice bright notes

Nov 15th, 2019
Jeff Orlowski

Medium body, dry, smooth. Lots of bright red raspberries, strawberries, and bing cherries. Lovely wine!

Medium body, dry, smooth. Lots of bright red raspberries, strawberries, and bing cherries. Lovely wine!

Oct 17th, 2019
Michal Rosenn

floral and elegant. lovely

floral and elegant. lovely

May 1st, 2019