Wine of the Week: Hirsch Vineyard’s ‘San Andreas Fault’

Hirsch Vineyards makes seductive, high-toned Pinot Noir from the cool-climate Sonoma Coast. The 2011 “San Andreas Fault” is a fascinating tangle of Santa Rosa plum, sweet cherries, herbs and earthy notes. And that’s just to start. Spend an evening with a bottle and you’ll discover even more flavor passages.

It’s a perfect bottle for butterflied grilled leg of lamb, a spring lamb stew or braised lamb shanks.

Region: Sonoma Coast

Price: About $54 to $56

Style: Ample and nuanced

What it goes with: Lamb, lamb and more lamb