2013 Hirsch Vineyards East Ridge Estate Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

12.8% alc., 456 cases, $85. Sourced from the warmest part of the vineyard and is the most masculine expression of the Hirsch Vineyard. A selection of the best barrels from the oldest blocks on East Ridge that is planted to Mt Eden, Swan and Pommard clones. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. The nose offers fresh aromas of black grape, black cherry and tender oak. Light to mid weight in character, with a dark red fruit theme. Delicate, well balanced, with a subtle oak overlay in the background, and a pleasing cherry finish. Relatively simple, I yearned for more nuance. Score: 89. Reviewed April 22, 2016

Winery: Hirsch Vineyards
From article: Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir