Winery: “David Hirsch dreamed for many years of making a reserve pinot noir from his vines. Since our first Reserve in 2009, we have endeavored to capture the most complete and powerful expression of the Hirsch Vineyard through selecting our very best and oldest vineyard blocks for this wine. The Reserve continues this tradition, bringing together the finest barrels from the vintage to create a wine of intense, elegant fruit, with lithe tannins and a ripe but earthy complexity.The 2019 vintage produced a vivacious and quaffable wine that can be drunk now with great pleasure or cellared for a few years. Exuberant, expressive red fruit is balanced by bright acidity and modest tannins. Aromatic and expressive, this is a precocious and delicious wine.”James Suckling: “Aromas of ripe strawberries with some pine needles and dried seaweed follow through to a medium body with fine, linear tannins that are racy and class. Subtle finish. Give it time to soften, but already so pretty. Best after 2023.