Legendary wine writer and Burgundy expert Hugh Johnson visited Hirsch recently and wrote a poetic and inspiring article in World of Fine Wine. As a family we have long admired Mr. Johnson's writing, and it was an honor to read his insights on our vineyard. He wrote:
I can’t remember when I last reacted to tasting a new wine by getting into my car and setting off to find the vineyard. We were in Napa Valley – St. Helena, to be exact, and the Grill Room at Meadowood to pin it down precisely...It was a stout Cortez moment. We sipped. We looked at each other a wild surmise. Purity of fruit, firmness of purpose, a sense of place to set my satnav spinning: This was Pinot Noir of a kind I had never seen and didn’t expect to see, in California. Nor in Burgundy for that matter. I simply had to go.
Read the compelte article here.
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