Pinot Noir
Hirsch Vineyard – Diaphanous, 1999

This Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir illustrates the pretty, forward characteristics often found in this appellation. this unfined and unfiltered wine exhibits sassafras, cola and red fruit characters with a perky, long finish. It should reach a nice balance between youth and experience at three to five years of age.

Winemaker's Notes

After returning from the dictionary, imagine the following. Picture your ideal lover clad in only nearly see-through gossamer robes. You see just enough. The breeze blows gently. The camera pans to the window, music crescendo – Oh, the wine: I have never seen a Pinot Noir change so much day-to-day than this. What is this? Wine, or a moody performer? Sometimes it is tight and taught, other times showing and open, delicate, nearly ethereal presence. Many delicate flavors and aromas playing cat and mouse. Before you know it, the bottle is empty. Most of the Hirsch bottlings from the Sonoma Coast are very powerful, dense, firmly structured, somewhat masculine wines. There is one part of the vineyard where every so often, it yields a gracefully feminine wine, at its own pleasure.

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Reviews

  1. Judi Scherrer

    Connoisseurs’ GuideMarch 2002

    Scherrer Pinot Noirs have been well-received in these pages of late, and this latest opus further fires our building enthusiasm for the winery’s efforts. Broadly appointed with lavish oak, this very deep, very rich working has fruit to spare, and it has the velvety texture that marks the best of its kind. A minor note of heat roughens up the finish a bit, but its ragged edges will be all but unnoticeable when it is teamed up with the richer foods that it clearly requires. 3 puffs, 95 points.

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