HALF BOTTLE - 2018 Hirsch 'Reserve' Estate Pinot Noir
The 2018 Reserve brings together the finest barrels from the vintage to create a wine of concentrated red fruit complimented by savory, earthy aromatics and notable minerality. Classic Hirsch tannins provide backbone and gravitas. A highly ageable wine worthy of contemplation and patience. We recommend cellaring this wine for a few years before drinking.
David Hirsch dreamed for many years of making a Reserve Pinot Noir from his vineyard. Since our first Reserve in 2009, we have endeavored to capture the most complete and powerful expression of the Hirsch Vineyard through selecting our finest and oldest vineyard blocks for this wine.
Lying adjacent to the great San Andreas Fault on the extreme western Sonoma Coast, Hirsch Vineyards is a single vineyard comprised of 61 distinct farming blocks. These blocks cover an area of 72 acres, resulting in a degree of fragmentation that is unmatched even by the famously subdivided vineyards of Burgundy’s Côte de Nuits. Each block was individually planted based on its unique combination of soil, exposure and topography, and each is farmed, harvested and vinified separately.
This process enables us to evaluate each farming block separately, and to select only the best barrels from the most expressive vineyard blocks for our Reserve Pinot Noir.