2018 Hirsch Vineyards West Ridge Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir - 750ML
2018 Hirsch Vineyards West Ridge Pinot Noir
  • JS 95
  • DC 94
  • JD 94
  • W&S 93
  • WE 93
  • WS 93
  • WA 93

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Reg: $94.94

$89.94

In Stock: 13 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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JS 95
jamessuckling.com, August 2020
Extremely beautiful aromas of strawberry, ginger, smoke and dried meat. Full-bodied with chewy tannins that are very well integrated and intense, yet there’s a linear feel through the wine that gives it tension and...   Extremely beautiful aromas of strawberry, ginger, smoke and dried meat. Full-bodied with chewy tannins that are very well integrated and intense, yet there’s a linear feel through the wine that gives it tension and brightness. Better after 2022.  
DC 94
Decanter, January 2021
The most elegant, ethereal and delicate wine of the Hirsch Pinot catalogue: this vintage exhibits blue flowers, fresh herbs and pomegranate on the nose. The palate is lacy, weightless and harmonious, while the finish...   The most elegant, ethereal and delicate wine of the Hirsch Pinot catalogue: this vintage exhibits blue flowers, fresh herbs and pomegranate on the nose. The palate is lacy, weightless and harmonious, while the finish shows drying, super-fine tannins of grace and length. The fruit is from 30-year-old vines planted on dense clay soils, with direct exposure to the Pacific Ocean. (Drink between 2021-2041)  
JD 94
jebdunnuck.com, July 2021
One of the more lightly colored Pinot Noirs in the lineup, the 2018 Pinot Noir West Ridge has a translucent ruby color to go with a more subtle nose of ripe mulled cherries, dried flowers, savory herbs, and a touch of...   One of the more lightly colored Pinot Noirs in the lineup, the 2018 Pinot Noir West Ridge has a translucent ruby color to go with a more subtle nose of ripe mulled cherries, dried flowers, savory herbs, and a touch of marine-like minerality and iodine. More round, supple, and elegant on the palate, it still brings plenty of ripe tannins, terrific overall balance, and just a charming, interesting, satisfying style. My money is on it benefiting from another year or two of bottle age and keeping for a solid decade.  
W&S 93
Wine & Spirits, April 2021
This comes from a collection of parcels on the ocean-side of Hirsch’s far-coast estate, on ridgetops once covered in redwoods—timbered more than a century ago to rebuild San Francisco after the city burned. The wine...   This comes from a collection of parcels on the ocean-side of Hirsch’s far-coast estate, on ridgetops once covered in redwoods—timbered more than a century ago to rebuild San Francisco after the city burned. The wine carries a memory of those coastal redwoods in its foresty red-berry flavor, along with a gentle rain of tannins, persistent in their mineral spice. You might imagine the exposed sandstone of the ridges or scents of the kelp beds of the Pacific as the pretty red fruit lasts. (486 cases) —J.G.  
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast, December 2020
Exotic elements of blood orange and tangerine are lifted by a carbonic underbelly of complex freshness in this salty, subdued wine. Silky in texture, it has a beautiful nose of rose petal and sea spray, with finishing...   Exotic elements of blood orange and tangerine are lifted by a carbonic underbelly of complex freshness in this salty, subdued wine. Silky in texture, it has a beautiful nose of rose petal and sea spray, with finishing touches of cardamom and black tea. VIRGINIE BOONE  
WS 93
Wine Spectator, May 2021
Vibrantly fruity and minerally, with cherry, currant and berry flavors that are sculpted and precise. The juicy finish hums with cedar and underbrush accents. Drink now through 2025. 486 cases made. — KM
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, September 2020
The 2018 Pinot Noir West Ridge opens with touches of leather and angostura bitters over a core of bright red berry fruit and citrus peel. The light-bodied palate offers firm, fresh, crunchy fruits with loads of spicy...   The 2018 Pinot Noir West Ridge opens with touches of leather and angostura bitters over a core of bright red berry fruit and citrus peel. The light-bodied palate offers firm, fresh, crunchy fruits with loads of spicy accents, and it finishes long. - EB  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Sonoma
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 12.2%
Closure Cork