2012 Hirsch Vineyards Reserve Estate Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

13.1% alc., 570 cases, $85. This wine is made from the best barrels from ten of the oldest and finest blocks in the Hirsch Vineyard. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Very shy nose, offering demure aromas of cherry, spice and espresso. Impressive attack, mouth presence and finish with substantial tannins to match. Delicious blueberry, black cherry and black raspberry fruit flavors with modest oak seasoning in the background. When tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, the nose was slightly more inviting, and the palate was more giving and pleasing. Score: 92-93. Reviewed November 5, 2015

Winery: Hirsch Vineyards
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