2011 Hahn SLH Pinot Noir
Retail Price: $42.00
Our vineyards planted in the Santa Lucia Highlands experience a long and dry growing season that results in wines with singular depth, complexity and ripe fruit flavors. All four of our SLH vineyards—Lone Oak, Doctor’s, Smith and Hook—are planted on a narrow bench at elevations ranging from 200 to 1,200 feet above sea level. Here, morning sun is plentiful and the gravelly, sandy loam soils drain beautifully, helping to create concentrated fruit flavors.
To make our 2011 SLH Pinot Noir, our winemakers selected fruit that yielded the most expressive aromas and flavors. After the fruit was carefully sorted, it underwent a three-day cold soak in open top fermenters. We then aged this 100% Pinot Noir for 11 months in a selection of French oak barrels. When the wine was ready to be blended, we chose the barrels we felt best exemplified the aromas, flavors and structure of the Santa Lucia Highlands.