Pinot from Around the Block – Wine & Spirits Magazine

Pinot from Around the Block


Hirsch’s far-coast vineyards (Courtesy of Hirsch Vineyards)

This is the Hirsch’s neighborhood wine, named for the road that leads to their far corner of the coast. It includes fruit from the Hellenthal Vineyard, adjacent to Hirsch (only 3 percent in this vintage). Even if the Hirsches took the best away for their top bottlings, what’s left is pretty righteous—a transparent ruby red color, an equally transparent cherry flavor darkening to black currant and morels. Vibrant and light, with a powerful tannic spice that adds some machismo, this is a great vintage of Bohan-Dillon. 

Learn more about Hirsch’s far-coast pinot noir from critic Josh Greene’s feature essay in our latest regional tasting report on California pinot noir.

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Hirsch 2019 Fort Ross-Seaview The Bohan-Dillon Pinot Noir 

Every week, our editors highlight a wine that intrigued them in our blind panel tastings, expanding on their tasting note in this space. These are entirely editorial choices; there are no paid placements. Subscribers can also access the original tasting note by searching here.

Joshua Greene is the editor and publisher of Wine & Spirits magazine.


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