Overview of the Wine
Perched on a ridge overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Fort Ross, Hirsch Vineyards is the birth ground of great pinot noir on the extreme 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.
In the wines of Hirsch Vineyards, you find a natural balance and consistency in the harmonious resolution of these opposites. This complex, unique site produces fruit and wines of unusual acidity and balance with a vintage specific concentration of pinot noir or chardonnay fruit. These are wines to be enjoyed now or laid down for future consumption.
Grape / Blend
100% Pinot Noir
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
The 2019 vintage produced a vivacious and quaffable wine that can be drunk now with great pleasure or cellared for a few years. Exuberant, expressive red fruit is balanced by bright acidity and modest tannins. Aromatic and expressive, this is a precocious and delicious wine.
95 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Medium ruby-purple, the 2019 The Bohan-Dilon Pinot Noir is the only cuvée from the Hirsch lineup that contains just a touch (3%) of non-estate fruit, which feels like a fair exchange for such a reasonable price tag at this quality level! It is deeply scented with dried cranberries and red cherries, orange peel, Angostura bitters and dusty earth. Light-bodied and delicate, the palate offers powdery tannins and seamless acidity with an intense core of citrus-laced fruits, and it has a long, nuanced finish.
94 Points - James Suckling
Aromas of ripe strawberries with some pine needles and dried seaweed follow through to a medium body with fine, linear tannins that are racy and class. Subtle finish. Give it time to soften, but already so pretty. Best after 2023.
Product size: 750ml