White

2011 Hirsch Vineyards Chardonnay

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Sonoma County
  • > Sonoma Coast
Drink between 2013 - 2020
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Community Tasting Notes 10

  • Ben Christiansen wrote:

    September 4, 2014 - Evergreen and herby and really mineral across the palate. Lots of drive and energy. Rather in a good place. Rather darn long and expressive. Settled down into itself. Not nearly as tart and nervy (although that is still all there) and delicious. That's a wine.

  • jeffreylubowski Likes this wine: (92 points)

    May 18, 2014 - Steely minerality. Light on oak. Very chablisienne. Great medium bodied CA chard. Probably better in a year. I wish it wasn't $65.

  • unclebuxton wrote: (91 points)

    February 16, 2014 - Still young, but really enjoyed the bottle. I felt like this was a better value than some of the Hirsch pinots. Not too much oak, well balanced acidity.

  • Ben Christiansen wrote:

    January 15, 2014 - Bigger than I remember but with steely fruit in the background. Long finish, just opened, we shall see.

  • pauljr1121 Likes this wine: (93 points)

    December 21, 2013 - Holiday Chardonnay Tasting & Dinner (Residence of Tony and Paulette Kelley): Crisp and enjoyable chardonnay that clearly shows that Hirsch's winemaking has caught up to its farming. Decanted for approx. 90 minutes prior to consumption. Beautiful floral notes, lemon zest and asian pear. Shows great balance and just the perfect amount of acidity. So enjoyable. I have no clue how I am going to be able to keep my hands off the last bottle I have.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Sonoma and Beyond: New Releases (Feb 2014) (link)

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  • By Julia Harding, MW
    9/30/2013 (link)

    (Hirsch Chardonnay Sonoma Coast White) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Sonoma...A Thrill a Minute (Jul 2013) (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    8/3/2013 (link) 92 points

    (Hirsch Vineyards Chardonnay) Light yellow color; tart apple, tart pear nose; tasty, tart apple, tart pear, ripe lemon palate; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type White
  • Producer Hirsch Vineyards
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Coast

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 187 (75%)
  • Consumed 63 (25%)

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