2012 Hirsch Vineyards San Andreas Fault Estate Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.2% alc., $60. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Upon pouring, aromas of oak-driven espresso and campfire overwhelm the black cherry fruit. A little tight on the palate, offering a discreetly concentrated, juicy black cherry core with noticeable intensity and finishing power. Very suave and silky. When tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, the aromatics were more fruity and the wine was more flavorful with less evident oak overlay. Score: 89-90. Reviewed November 5, 2015

Winery: Hirsch Vineyards
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