Hirsch Vineyards East Ridge Pinot Noir 2016
Two thirds of the vines on the East Ridge are stressed by phylloxera, resulting in some of the lowest yields at Hirsch, and requiring intensive and meticulous vine-by-vine farming. The low yields contribute to a notable concentration of fruit in the East Ridge Estate Pinot Noir. However the phylloxera also devigorates the vines, inhibiting photosynthesis and slowing down sugar accumulation.
This combination of low vigor and low yields results in a wine of dark-fruited concentration tempered by elegance and naturally low alcohol. The East Ridge Pinot Noir is a masculine and structured expression of the Hirsch Vineyard, with fantastic concentration and energy.
In our 2016 Pinot Noirs, you will find the dark intensity of our 2015s, with the lift and energy of the 2014s.