Hirsch Vineyards

San Andreas Fault Pinot Noir

9.389 ratings
9.219 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
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

Nov 29th, 2019
Ryan Mullins

Opening beautifully

Opening beautifully

Jun 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.

Jun 2nd, 2018
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
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
Vanessa D

Pale garnet color, light mouthfeel. Candied cherries on the nose with hints of lilac and hibiscus. Wild strawberries and raspberries on the palate, morel mushrooms, and clove. Great clarity, complexity, and acidity.

Pale garnet color, light mouthfeel. Candied cherries on the nose with hints of lilac and hibiscus. Wild strawberries and raspberries on the palate, morel mushrooms, and clove. Great clarity, complexity, and acidity.

Feb 4th, 2019