Hirsch Vineyards Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast San Andreas 2007
Enjoyed a bottle of this wine at lovely Cyrus in Healdsburg, CA and thought it was a well-balanced example of coastal Sonoma Pinot Noir. Saying a Pinot Noir tastes like cherries is like saying a cab goes well with a steak – obvious. In this case though, the cherries are succulent and very ripe with dark berry and chocolate undertones. There’s a nice level of tannins in this above-par wine and the spicy finish lingers on and on. This wine reminded me of some of the refined Burgundies I’ve enjoyed over the years. Great example of California Pinot that is a must-try, even at a higher price point.