The flagship wine and still the one David Hirsch calls “the Hirsch Hirsch,” this represents the summation of this complex vineyard site in all its glory. Defined by its proximity to the San Andreas Fault, the fearsome diversity of soils, elevations and microclimates drives the farming and winemaking efforts to capture the soul of the terroir. The land may be fractured, but the wine is whole and beautiful.
Powerful and refined, with a concentrated blend of spiced cherry, red currant and dried berry flavors that are backed by crisp acidity and firm tannins. The finish is propelled by intense minerality and savory spice notes. Best from 2022 through 2027.
Lots of pure fruit here with crushed strawberries, flowers, dried mushrooms and bark on the nose, following through to a full body with loads of ripe fruit and chewy tannins. It’s an intense red with lots of fruit-driven character but, it’s got freshness and energy. Give it another two or three years of bottle age.