Second Bottle

B. Kosuge

Hirsch Vineyard

Pinot Noir

2014 / 14.1% / $50

Sonoma, California

Ooooooh I’ve been waiting for December 1st (yea, it’s the 15th but I’m a busy man!) to finally yell this out, “it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!”  Cue the music!  Snow is (was) on the ground, the cold weather has arrived!  If you didn’t already know, Dan’s a different type of bird.  He loves the winter and the cold.  It’s just beautiful this time of the year; the holidays are around the corner, lights are up everywhere, love is in the air, and snow slowly falls from the sky.  This is the perfect time of the year to snuggle up next to your cutie and crack open a beautiful bottle of wine.  And boy was I fortunate to have this bottle collecting dust in my fridge…. (I don’t actually have dust in my fridge).

There is no better time than during the holidays to crack open Hirsch Vineyard’s Pinot Noir.  This is a stellar standout California Pinot.  You can drink this next to the tree, under the tree, and for my Jewish brethren, next to ya menorah.  We accept all religions at The Everyday Wine Guy!  Do you have a significant other?  Are you trying to impress her/his parents!?  Buy this bottle!  Yes, it’s a bit expensive but they’ll accept you with open arms after tasting this Pinot!

Now to the wine.  Oooooooh weeeeee is it gooooooood, so fantastically smooth!  It’s on par with a Willamette but has a little more grit to it.  It’s just outstanding plain and simple.  I’m not going to get into specifics but you’re going to like it.  I can guarantee it.  It’s dry, it’s smooth, and just bold enough to make you want more.  Other than the flavor, what stood out for me was its legs…  She had legs for dayzzz!

I was fortunate enough to have company for this wine and you’re going to want to follow suit.  Don’t drink it by yourself, this deserves to be shared and loved together.  Once again, the joy of wine is being able to share it with others.  And especially share your likes and dislikes of the wine.  Fortunately, there were no dislikes for this gem.  Even when the company claims, “to not be a Pinot fan.”  Turns out, I got me a convert, Merry Christmas ya filthy animals ;)!

Taste – 8

Recommend – 9 (if you’re willing to spend that kind of money)

Price – 6

Smell – 8

Complexity – 9

Overall – 40 out of 50

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