Littorai Hirsch Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019


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“The 2019 Pinot Noir Hirsch Vineyard shows why this site is so highly regarded. Effusive in its aromatics and sculpted in feel, the Hirsch has so much to offer. It is very clearly built for cellaring, so readers should be in no rush. Blood orange, cinnamon, red fruit, mint and crushed rocks race through to the intensely mineral finish. The Hirsch has a statuesque, vertical quality that is hard to fully describe. Drinking window: 2025-2039. 96 points

Ted Lemon describes 2019 as year with a good deal of rain early on and average crop levels. Harvest began on September 3, moderately early, but more or less in line with historical norms, and wrapped up on October 8. I thought the Anderson Valley Pinots were especially fine this year, but all the Pinots are marked by energy and the purity of flavor that is such a house signature. A recent bottle of the 2017 Wendling Pinot Noir reminded me of how these wines really blossom with a bit of time in bottle. Lastly, the 2019 Chardonnays are also absolutely brilliant across the board, another reminder of just how strong the vintage has turned out to be for Chardonnay.”

Antonio Galloni, Vinous (01/21)