96 POINTS: JAMES SUCKING - Wonderful purity of fruit to this with ripe-strawberry, citrus and raspberry aromas that follow through to a medium to full body with very intense, powerful tannins that show strength and structure. Vibrant acidity. This needs time to soften.
MISSION NOTES: The new 2019 Hirsch San Andreas Fault Pinot Noir marks the first wine ever release from Hirsch with Jasmine taking full winemaking credit, and it's one of the Hirsch Pinots we've ever tasted! Given how the press is reacting to the wine, we snagged every case we could find, and even that won't be enough. If you know about the terroir and the terrain of the complex Hirsch vineyard site in Sonoma Coast, then you know what went into making this blend. It's the essence of what makes Hirsch so special, and an insight into Jasmine's view of the future. There's a reason the 2019 Littorai and Failla Pinots sourced from Hirsch vineyard also just got dual 96 point scores from Antonio Galloni over at Vinous. The fruit is that good.