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Region
Sonoma Valley
Grape
Pinot Noir
Farming
Biodynamic
Vintage
2018
Notes
Unfined/Unfiltered

The Bohan-Dillon Pinot Noir

Hirsch Vineyards

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Perched on a ridge overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Fort Ross, Hirsch Vineyards is the birth ground of great pinot noir on the extreme Sonoma Coast. David Hirsch founded the vineyard in 1980 to grow fruit and make site-specific wine. From the start all efforts have been on the growing of fruit that makes wines profoundly characteristic of the site vintage after vintage.

The wines from Hirsch Vineyards give the passionate drinker an experience of the clash of opposites meeting in Nature and Life: the edge of the continent washed by the sea; the eviternal grinding of the North American and Pacific plates along the San Andreas Fault; the wet winters and dry summers caused by the ocean and desert climates; the dripping rainforest and parched pastures; the contact and intermingling of cultures: Native American, Mexican, Russian, European; the change in rural economy from logging and ranching to winegrowing.

In the wines of Hirsch Vineyards you find a natural balance and consistency in the harmonious resolution of these opposites. This complex, unique site produces fruit and wines of unusual acidity and balance with a vintage specific concentration of pinot noir or chardonnay fruit. These are wines to be enjoyed now or laid down for future consumption.

The Hirsch Vineyards Bohan-Dillon Pinot Noir is an affordable world-class wine that brings to your glass the full spectrum of the True Sonoma Coast. Precociously charming and utterly quaffable, this wine is produced using the exact same winemaking methods and with the same attention to detail as our other pinots, thereby ensuring a wine of great quality, traditional varietal character, and sense of place.

The 2018 vintage is a blend of 70% Hirsch Vineyards Pinot Noir and 30% Hellenthal Vineyard Pinot Noir, the only vineyard contiguous to Hirsch. Rich, high-toned red fruit is balanced by bright acidity and modest tannins. Aromatic and expressive, this is a precocious and delicious wine.

In the Bohan-Dillon you will find the ultimate summer red, the wine for Tuesday night pizza or for entertaining anytime – made with integrity and precision.

-From the producer

 

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