This is our signature wine from a very cool vintage on the Sonoma Coast. A wine of elegance, restraint and a profoundly old-world fruit character. 2010 was the first vintage produced by our new winemaker Ross Cobb (formerly of Flowers Winery and Williams Selyem), and it shows the quality that can be achieved when great farming is elevated by a remarkable winemaker.
The San Andreas Fault is Hirsch Vineyards’ signature pinot noir and is crafted to give the drinker a complete picture of this complex vineyard. The 2010 San Andreas Fault has fruit from 29 distinct farming blocks within Hirsch Vineyards, more than any wine produced from this site. It is named for the fault-line which marks the meeting of the North American and Pacific tectonic plates, snaking its way up the California coast and passing about a mile from Hirsch.
The 2010 vintage was exceptionally cool, resulting in wines of high acidity, low alcohol, and very restrained fruit. These are elegant, serious wines that will require some time in the cellar to show their full potential.