2014 Hirsch Vineyards Block 8 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., 360 cases, $85. Sourced from a western ridge with a singular personality. The site contains more iron oxide soil unique within Hirsch Vineyards. David Hirsch calls it his Grand Cru block. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. The fruit in this wine is riper and this wine shows the most grace and charm. Aromas of muddled black cherry, Dr. Pepper and mocha. Mid weight, earthy flavors of purple berries are framed by defined tannins for the long term. Smooth and gracious on the palate, with impeccable balance and a thread of “minerality” that adds appeal. Score: 93. Reviewed August 6, 2017

Winery: Hirsch Vineyards
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