The San Andreas Fault Estate Pinot Noir is the flagship wine from Hirsch, and the wine that represents the summation of our complex vineyard. David Hirsch says if you drink only one of our wines this should be it. 100% estate, 100% Hirsch.
The 2016 Hirsch Pinot Noirs are moderate in alcohol, high in acidity, and graced with the long, supple tannins that are a hallmark of our wines. The lengthy growing season and cool, sunny weather imparted notable fruit character to the wines. They are concentrated but elegant: the fruit is vertical, rather than horizontal.
In these wines you will find the intensity of the 2015s with the lift and energy of the 2014s. They are fresh and high toned, with a core of fruit that is focused and balanced.
2016 was the first vintage made by our winemaker, Anthony Filiberti. Trained as both a viticulturist and winemaker, he brings a wealth of farming and winemaking knowledge to Hirsch. Anthony’s past experience includes time at Rex Hill and Bergstrom Winery in Oregon, a stint at Williams-Selyem, and seven years as winemaker at Knez Winery in Anderson Valley. He is also a partner and winemaker at Anthill Farms.