2014 Hirsch Vineyards East Ridge Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

12.5% alc., 528 cases, $85. A selection of the very best barrels from the three oldest blocks on the ridge. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Upon opening the nose is quite primary. The following day the nose remained shy but better, offering aromas of purple berries and a hint of oak. A more masculine wine, with a firm tannic backbone, and mid weight flavors of purple and black fruits. Quite sappy and intense and long in the mouth, but still withdrawn. Much more expressive when tasted the following day showing an intense attack and mid palate presence. A little green, unripe character shows in the background. Score: 91. Reviewed August 6, 2017

Winery: Hirsch Vineyards
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