Hirsch Vineyards are best-known for their Pinot Noir, but they make a small amount of Chardonnay that is as rare as hen's teeth. Bright, beautifully balanced and amazingly fine, it is a worthy complement to the reds, if you can find it.
If California were to implement a Grand Cru category along Burgundian lines, then Hirsch Vineyard would easily make the grade. When David Hirsch bought his remote 400ha ranch, perched high on the ‘Extreme Sonoma ...Learn more
“David Hirsch was one of the first to pioneer the far Sonoma Coast, planting on a ridge with a view of the Pacific. He sold grapes to winemakers like Ted Lemon, and later started making his own wines. Mostly known for Pinot, Hirsch makes a powerful yet nuanced Chardonnay with aromas of mint, a taste of minerals and lemon and a luscious texture.”