2011 Pinot Noir
Hirsch Vineyard, Sonoma Coast

The Hirsch Vineyard is widely recognized as one of the premier vineyards for Pinot grapes in the Americas.

Its location on a rugged ridge close to the Pacific Ocean at an elevation of 1500 feet, gives the grapes an exposure to an extreme swing of climates annually - from 80 inches of rain in the winter months to desert like dryness in the summer. The high elevation vineyard sees approximately 14 hours of sun versus 10 hours at below the fogline, thus allowing long hours of unmitigated sunlight late in the season when tannins are evolving.

 

Harvest Date......... September 2011
Barrel Program..... 11 Months in 40% New French Oak
Vineyard............... Hirsch Vineyard
AVA...................... Sonoma Coast
Cases produced..... 168 Cases

 

 


The wine has a rich full texture, a lovely underlying minerality and excellent natural acidity. It displays flavors of tart black cherries, black raspberries, and freshly grated nutmeg.