Hirsch has been a force to be reckoned ever since David Hirsch first planted a Pinot Noir vineyard on a ridge overlooking the Pacific in the spring of 1980. Deemed ‘risky’ at the time, most assumed the grapes wouldn’t quite ripen. But, they did and the wines were special and it’s a recipe that others have been following since.
Iconic wineries like Kistler, Littorai, William Seylem and Failla fought over precious David’s grapes, each making a Hirsch Vineyard designated wine for many years. Those wines not only made their reputations as American masters of Pinot Noir but it established the Sonoma Coast as the premier Pinot Noir growing region in America and solidified “Grand Cru” status for the Hirsch Vineyard.
Then, in 2002, after twenty-two years focused on planting and farming, David Hirsch took another risk, making the decision to build a winery and start making his own wines. Fifteen years later, Hirsch stands with Kistler and company as producers of some of the most sought after Pinot Noirs in the world.
Hirsch’s latest release, the 2021 Bohan-Dillon Pinot, is a brilliant wine, a high-toned, fresh and elegant Pinot that perfectly represents those precariously perched vineyards that line the famed Bohan-Dillon Road of the Sonoma Coast. There are tons of quaffable red fruits here with a silky mouthfeel and a lot of energy. With the weather cooling down a bit, It is a perfect choice to drink in a glass by itself or with just about anything in the kitchen. It’s a super versatile, special wine.