Shirtail Ranches

Pinot Noir

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Varietal Overview

The Hess Collection Shirtail Ranches wines are carefully crafted for restaurants to complement a diversity of cuisines.

At a Glance


taste + style

Pinot Noir is always a go-to for me – whether as a wine by the glass or with dinner and friends. This wine has volume, a big luscious mouthfeel, followed by layers of cinnamon, cherry and raspberry fruits. Hints of vanilla and beautifully soft tannins highlight the deep cherry jam and vanilla evident in this intense, darkly colored Pinot. The mouth-filling taste is like velvet, demonstrating what gentle handling can do for this variety.



Vineyard + Production

The Hess Collection Shirtail Ranches wines are carefully crafted for restaurants to complement a diversity of cuisines. These wines are a collaboration between Hess Winemaker Dave Guffy and the Winery’s Executive Chef Chad Hendrickson with food and wine pairing in mind.
Each wine is handcrafted with careful attention to highlight fruit expression and balanced acidity in order to deliver a wine that is great by the glass and pairs beautifully with food. For over 30 years, guests and sommeliers alike have felt confident choosing Hess wines for quality, consistency, and value. This is why we’re consistently among the Top Restaurants Brands in the Wine & Spirits Restaurant Poll.



Food + Wine Pairing

One of my favorite pairings is Pinot Noir and poached salmon – I like to highlight the flavors of the wine with a truffle mustard sauce that marries so well with this Pinot and is a great accompaniment to fresh salmon. This wine is soft enough to be enjoyed on its own or paired with pork, beef and coq au vin.