2010 Hirsch Vineyards West Ridge Estate Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

12.8% alc., 165 cases, $N/A. Release fall 2013. From a series of hilltop blocks covering 28 acres. A selection of the most exceptional barrels from three of the very best blocks on West Ridge planted to Mt. Eden, Swan and Pommard clones. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. The nose is shy, offering scents of red cherries and berries with a hint of toasty oak. This wine has a spring in its step due to vibrant acidity. While the East Ridge shows off darker fruits, the West Ridge features redder fruits and less tannin. It is a more giving and vibrant wine now than the East Ridge. Very good. Reviewed June 23, 2013

Winery: Hirsch Vineyards
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