This reserve Pinot Noir from the Sonoma Coast has loads of flavor starting with crunchy red fruit, florals, sweet smoke and organic earth. The palate is round and velvety smooth making for an incredibly nice experience that almost soothes the nerves.
Overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Fort Ross, Hirsch Vineyards is the birth ground of pinot noir on the Sonoma Coast. David Hirsch founded the vineyard in 1980 to grow fruit and make site-specific wine. From the start, all efforts have been on the growing of fruit that makes wines profoundly characteristic of the site vintage after vintage.
The wines from Hirsch Vineyards give the passionate drinker an experience of the clash of opposites meeting in Nature and Life: the edge of the continent washed by the sea; the eviternal grinding of the North American and Pacific plates along the San Andreas Fault; the wet winters and dry summers caused by the ocean and desert climates; the dripping rainforest and parched pastures; the contact and intermingling of cultures: Native American, Mexican, Russian, European; the change in rural economy from logging and ranching to winegrowing.