2018 Hirsch 'Family Blend' Estate Pinot Noir
To craft the 2018 Family Blend, we selected three of our most delicious and happiness-inducing barrels from the 2018 vintage. This is a wine with the drinkability and lustiness of our Bohan Dillon Pinot, but with heightened concentration and complexity
The 2018 Family Blend includes fruit from Block 8, which is arguably the finest single parcel at Hirsch. It imparts power and complexity to the wine. Block 2, which sits at the highest elevation on the East Ridge, contributes class and elegance. The third component of the wine is Block 15-4 on the Raschen Ridge, which gives the wine lusciousness and energy.
The result is a wine that combines hedonism with gravitas. While this wine can certainly age, there is tremendous pleasure to be found in the youthful fruit of this wine, so we recommend trying a bottle soon. Do give it 30 minutes of air before drinking.
We believe this limited selection, available only to our top mailing list customers, will give you great satisfaction at a moderate price.
A note on the label: The label is a sketch of David Hirsch, in one of his favorite Hawaiian shirts, enjoying a glass of Hirsch Pinot Noir after a long day in the vineyard. This picture is an encapsulation of David’s character: thoughtful and hard-working, yet ever open to the pleasures of a great bottle of wine.