Lucienne Smith Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2018 Red Wine
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Lucienne Smith Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018
Santa Lucia Highlands AVA, CA
Lucienne is Hahn winery’s high-end, single-vineyard Pinot Noir brand. The Smith Vineyard is located in the warmer, eastern end of the Santa Lucia Highlands, so the grapes develop chock-full of flavor. This Pinot Noir is fruit-forward but also exhibits subtle nuances of earthiness, which gives the wine a great backbone. An excellent Pinot to drink with chicken, pork and turkey.
94 pts. Wine Enthusiast:
“Rich, opulent aromas of black-cherry cordial and caramel are thick but delicious on the nose of this bottling. Sandy tannins frame the creamy cherry and blackberry flavors, which are lifted by star anise and licorice accents and lead into an oaky finish.” –Matt Kettmann
92 pts., Gold Medal - Sunset Magazine Int'l Wine Competition 6/2020
FROM THE WINERY
Curving along the ridges and valleys of the Santa Lucia Highlands, the Smith Vineyard is Hahn’s highest elevation vineyard, reaching 590 to 1,280 feet above sea level. Originally planted in 1974, Smith is also Hahn’s first estate vineyard, and today its 131 acres are certified sustainable. With rocky well-drained soils and eastern exposures that sit well above the fog line, this is a cool climate site with moderate wind and ample sunshine contributing to a long growing season.
Our 2018 Lucienne Smith Pinot Noir displays fragrant aromas of red currant, cherry, blueberry, and spicy toasty oak. Flavors of red cherry, black plum, and lingering impressions of spicy clove and cinnamon give this wine a backbone with an intriguing layered tannin finish.
VINEYARD: Smith Vineyard
APPELLATION: Santa Lucia Highlands
VARIETAL: 100% Pinot Noir
HARVEST DATE: August 29, 2018
HARVEST BRIX: 25°
TOTAL ACIDITY: 6.3 g/L
PINOT NOIR CLONES: Calera, 777, Pommard, 2A, Mt. Eden
ÈLEVAGE: Aged 15 months in French oak, 40% new, balance neutral
PRODUCTION: 1280 cases