2014 Hirsch Vineyards Reserve Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.1% alc., 768 cases, $85. A selection of the best barrels from the oldest and finest vineyard blocks at Hirsch Vineyards. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. The nose entices with aromas of cherry and spice. Provocative flavors of cherry, purple berry and spice that are rich and expansive on the palate, finishing with purpose and persistence. This wine is more welcoming than others, yet has firm fruit tannins that need more time in bottle to assimilate. The very long finish was striking when the wine was tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Score: 92. Reviewed August 6, 2017

Winery: Hirsch Vineyards
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