2019 Hirsch 'Maritime' Estate Pinot Noir
When you arrive at Hirsch Vineyards, you are welcomed by the earthly beauty of the Maritime Fields. In front of you, the Pacific glistens, redwoods like sentinels shade the land, and the silence and remoteness speak to its essential, undisturbed nature.
At the top of the ridge are the old Maritime Fields: 3B and 3A to the south, and Blocks 1B and 1A to the north. The younger Block 16 opens in a amphitheater on the western face of the ridge, ready to receive the ocean breezes and fog. Between here and the ocean, just 1 mile away, lies the great San Andreas Fault.
David Hirsch planted the Maritime Fields in 1990. Just five years later, they tragically succumbed to the vine disease phylloxera. Undaunted, he replanted them. 2019 marks just the second release of the Hirsch Maritime Estate Pinot Noir, twenty-nine years after first breaking ground. This wine is a deep expression of a unique and particular place, and a celebration of David's determination and optimism.
Read the complete history of the Maritime Fields here.