B. Kosuge Hirsch Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014
These wines always need a little air to open up, and they often show their best six months to a year after release. Right now, the 2014 Hirsch is brighter than the 2013, with a hint of "grapiness" that is very typical of the 2014 vintage. Like all B. Kosuge's other 2014 Pinots, there’s an appealing tension between ripeness and energy.
A vast appellation covering Sonoma County’s Pacific coastline, the Sonoma Coast AVA runs all the way from the Mendocino County border, south to the San Pablo Bay. The region can actually be divided into two sections—the actual coastal vineyards, marked by marine soils, cool temperatures and saline ocean breezes—and the warmer, drier vineyards further inland, which are still heavily influenced by the Pacific but not quite with same intensity.
Contained within the appellation are the much smaller Fort Ross-Seaview and Petaluma Gap AVAs.