2012 Siduri "Hirsch Vineyard" Fort Ross-Seaview Pinot Noir
Allen Meadows - Burghound
A cool and airy nose of mostly red berry fruit and soft spice scents introduces refined, intense and well-detailed flavors that possess a lilting mouth feel before terminating in a balanced and lingering finish. This is really quite a refined effort and I especially like the sense of harmony on the dusty finish. Lovely.
*Two Stars* This is an exceptionally well-made wine that proves richness and nuance, structure and size can comfortably co-exist, and its mix of expressive, very precise, ripe-cherry fruit and temperate oak spice should delight Pinot fans of most every persuasion. While it offers lots to like now, it is impeccably balanced and just firm enough to dissuade hasty drinking, and it has the right stuff in all the right places to shine even more brightly some three to five years hence.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Adam’s 2012 Pinot Noir Hirsch Vineyard is a savory, structured and complex effort that will benefit from short-term cellaring. Pepper, ground herbs, forest floor and gunpowder-like minerality all emerge from this beauty, and it has medium-bodied depth and richness, as well as chewy tannin on the finish. (JD)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright ruby. Ripe cherry and blackberry aromas are complicated by anise and candied flowers. Fleshy and broad on entry, then tighter in the mid-palate, offering juicy red and dark berry flavors with a touch of mocha. Youthful tannins build on the mineral-accented finish, with the dark fruit and floral notes echoing. Shows a pretty masculine take on this site, which I usually associate with a redder fruit character. (ST)
Siduri's 2012 Pinot Noir Hirsch Vineyard is very pretty. The richness of the vintage here comes through, but so do the typical notes of this great coastal site. Rose petals, violets, mint and dark red cherries lift from the glass in the 2012 Pinot Noir Hirsch Vineyard. This, too, though looks like it is best enjoyed within the next 3-5 years, while the fruit remains vibrant. (AG)
*Cellar Selection* Evoking the richness and slightly tart deliciousness of a strawberry-rhubarb compote, this is a bright, vibrant and chewy Pinot, its dry tannins peaking on the finish. From a great vineyard site long sourced by the producer, it's on the lighter side in terms of body and weight, and may need further time to come into its own, through 2017. (VB)
Tight and well-structured, with a core of loamy, earth-laced blackberry, gravel, cedar and graphite notes, ending with firm, dry tannins. (JL, Web-2015)