2013 Hirsch Vineyards Reserve Estate Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

12.8% alc.,pH 3.60, TA 0.58, 625 cases, $85 (sold out). Released January 26, 2016. A selection of the best barrels from the oldest and finest vineyard blocks at Hirsch Vineyards. Highly allocated. Aged in 100% French oak barrels, 35% new. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Relatively shy aromas of black cherry, spice and bark lead to a middleweight styled wine with a fresh core of spiced black cherry fruit. More mouthful in this wine with excellent acid integration. When tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, the nose was more expressive and the elegant, soft mouthfeel was apparent. Cellaring is advised. Score: 90-91. Reviewed April 22, 2016

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