Hirsch Sonoma Coast San Andreas Fault Pinot Noir 2016 Bottle size: 750ml

United States, California
R1,895
In stock
(Only 3 left)
93+
WA
New
'Medium ruby colored, the 2016 Pinot Noir San Andreas Fault is youthfully shy on the nose, giving up strawberry and raspberry preserves, bergamot, amaro, rose petals, charcuterie and pipe tobacco. The light to medium-bodied palate offers nuanced red fruits with firm, grainy tannins, finishing on a bitters note. 3,488 cases produced. Drink 2020-2028.' – Erin Brooks, Wine Advocate, 93+/100 (Apr 2019)

'Hirsch's Pinot Noir Estate San Andreas Fault is absolutely gorgeous in 2016. The flavors are bold, punchy and super-expressive. More importantly, I see more depth and complexity than in the past. Black cherry, plum, lavender and spice all race out of the glass. Pliant, deep and inviting, the 2016 is arrestingly beautiful. The decision to bottle early, with 11 months in oak as opposed to 18-20 as was previously the norm, paid off big time. Drink 2020-2031.' – Antonio Galloni, Vinous, 93/100 (May 2019)

'Strawberry puree, raspberry, mint and sage adorn up-front acidity in this focused, fresh and delicately framed wine named for the infamous earthquake fault. Crisp and light as cucumber, it sizzles in earthy energy.' – Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast, 92/100

'Concentrated forest floor notes accent the dried cherry, currant and raspberry flavors. The fresh, minerally finish is firm and lightly spiced. Drink now through 2023.' – Kim Marcus, Wine Spectator, 91/100

'Such a pretty style of Pinot, understated elegance in a glass. There is a subtle sandalwood and cranberry character that is supported by forest fruits. Very lively acidity (perhaps I might like just a tiny bit more fruit intensity?) and it finishes long and fine.' – Alistair Cooper MW, JancisRobinson.com, 17/20
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Condition New
Alcohol 12.5%
Drink to Drink or cellar
Variety Pinot Noir
Rating WA 93+
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