Hirsch West Ridge 2017

A$235.00

Availability
In stock
Volume
750ml
Varieties
Region/Country
Sonoma Coast, United States
Rating
97 points

Description

The West Ridge Estate Pinot Noir is a selection of the finest and most expressive blocks on the west ridge of Hirsch. Planted between 1990 and 2003, it is a series of hilltop vineyard blocks, spread like vertebrae along the ridge’s spine. The soils on the West Ridge are highly heterogeneous, ranging from heavy black clay to sand to loam to yellow clay mixed with rock.

The West Ridge is the most delicate of our Pinot Noirs, with soft tannins and transparent fruit. This wine seduces with complexity and mystery, rather than with power. Despite its delicate body, it has fantastic aging potential, gaining complexity and aromatic lift with age. The tannins soften and lengthen, resulting in a supple, lifted mouthfeel that is remarkably persistent.

Rating

Score
97 - 97 points
Review

Very transparent and fresh aromas of sliced strawberries, lemons and pomegranate. Medium to full body with firm, linear tannins that run through the wine, giving it energy and form. It’s really long. I like the earth, lightly smoked meat and fruit at the end. Always sophisticated and fine. Drink in 2024, but already a beautiful bottle.

Specifications

Closure
Corked
Serving Temp.
13-16 °C
Alcohol
12%
Cellar until
Now - 2035
Food pairing
Barbecue pork ribs, Roast Chicken, pepperoni pizza

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