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2002 Hirsch Vineyards Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Coast
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Community Tasting Notes 11

  • rcurlee Likes this wine: 92 points

    November 12, 2014 - Still tons of structure to keep it holding together for many more years to come. Big and bold for a Pinot while still remaining elegant with quite a long and pleasant finish. Quite an effort. Hirsch continues to be one of my all time favorite California Pinot Noirs.

  • SPierson Likes this wine: 91 points

    December 21, 2013 - Lovely deep red fruits on the nose; palate not as complex as what I expected (weak finish) but well made and quite enjoyable.

  • rcurlee Likes this wine: 91 points

    August 24, 2013 - I really enjoyed this wine. The minerality worked very well with the fruit and gained more fruit as the night progressed. The high level of acidity made it a great food wine. It seemed to me to be at its peak.

  • dbkitc wrote: 79 points

    November 2, 2012 - This was a real disappointment. A good example of why many don't believe Cali Pinot can age with the grace and complexity of wines from other regions. Good color and a classic Sonoma coast nose of deep black cherry fruit. However, in the mouth the wine was falling apart. The great purity and balance of a bottle four years ago was replaced with a short, bitter mess. Oh well. (79)

  • The Drunken Cyclist wrote: 87 points

    February 9, 2010 - Popped and poured through a Vinturi. Nose a little restrained with some darker fruit coming through. On the palate, quite austere with little fruit showing up at all. Fruit would have helped balance the acidity somewhat which was still going strong.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2004, IWC Issue #114 (link)

    (Hirsch Vineyard Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2002
  • Type Red
  • Producer Hirsch Vineyards
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Coast

Community Holdings

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  • In Cellars 64 (43%)
  • Consumed 84 (57%)

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