Littorai

Hirsch Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.3349 ratings
9.3128 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
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9.4

Littorai's 2016 Pinot Noir Hirsch Vineyard is gorgeous, but it also is going to need quite a bit of time to come together, as the tannins are quite piercing at this early stage. Chalk, white pepper, mint, blood orange and red berry fruit give the Hirsch its distinctive aromatic signatures. As promising as the 2016 is, there is not much pleasure to be found today. Readers should plan on being patient. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, May 2019)

Littorai's 2016 Pinot Noir Hirsch Vineyard is gorgeous, but it also is going to need quite a bit of time to come together, as the tannins are quite piercing at this early stage. Chalk, white pepper, mint, blood orange and red berry fruit give the Hirsch its distinctive aromatic signatures. As promising as the 2016 is, there is not much pleasure to be found today. Readers should plan on being patient. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, May 2019)

Sep 20th, 2019
Ryan Mullins

Ted Lemon is a Sonoma coast master

Ted Lemon is a Sonoma coast master

Aug 19th, 2019
Jordan Wardlaw

Silky tannin, solid core, persistent spice character. Could have easily benefited from another year or two but was lovely to drink at (nearly) age 7.

Silky tannin, solid core, persistent spice character. Could have easily benefited from another year or two but was lovely to drink at (nearly) age 7.

Jun 3rd, 2019
Yianni Stoner

1.5L

Dec 17th, 2018
Renato Hoyle

Wonderful aromatics, high acid, light but not flabby. Nice balance

Wonderful aromatics, high acid, light but not flabby. Nice balance

Oct 7th, 2018
Alicia Cypress

Pretty cherries and everything I want a Pinot to be. So well balanced and tannins and acid were well integrated. A treat. As we discussed, a good winemaker makes beautiful wine no matter what the vintage.

Pretty cherries and everything I want a Pinot to be. So well balanced and tannins and acid were well integrated. A treat. As we discussed, a good winemaker makes beautiful wine no matter what the vintage.

Mar 5th, 2018
Jasmine Hirsch

Sales & Marketing Hirsch Vineyards, founder In Pursuit of Balance

9.4

Extraordinary bottle. Grateful to the incredibly generous Birmingham community for sharing so many great wines and raising so much money for the kids last night! #tumtumtreefoundation

Extraordinary bottle. Grateful to the incredibly generous Birmingham community for sharing so many great wines and raising so much money for the kids last night! #tumtumtreefoundation

Nov 4th, 2017
Jasmine Hirsch

Sales & Marketing Hirsch Vineyards, founder In Pursuit of Balance

9.2

Littorai Hirsch, from the 1998 vintage. We received 150 inches of rain in the winter of 97-98, the last big El Niño year. The clarity and deliciousness of this wine represents a triumph in winemaking over very challenging conditions.

Littorai Hirsch, from the 1998 vintage. We received 150 inches of rain in the winter of 97-98, the last big El Niño year. The clarity and deliciousness of this wine represents a triumph in winemaking over very challenging conditions.

Aug 13th, 2017
Carlo Mondavi

Owner/Winegrower RAEN Winery, Partner Continuum

9.7

Another awesome wine from one of my all time favorite producers.

Another awesome wine from one of my all time favorite producers.

1 person found it helpfulNov 28th, 2014
Ross Cobb

Owner/Winemaker Cobb Wines, Winemaker Hirsch Vineyards, Claypool Cellars, Banshee Wines

9.5

Wound up. Needs 2-3 years to open.

Wound up. Needs 2-3 years to open.

1 person found it helpfulOct 31st, 2014