2019 Hahn SLH Pinot Noir
91 pts - Vinous, May 2022
“Vivid ruby-red. Lively raspberry and baking spice aromas are complemented by suggestions of tea rose and vanilla. Spicy and energetic in the mouth, presenting juicy red fruit and spicecake flavors that spread out slowly through the midpalate. Shows appealing sweetness on the long, floral-tinged finish, which is framed by smooth, well-judged tannins. 35% new French oak.” - J.R.
After the fruit has been carefully picked and sorted, it is fermented in open top stainless steel tanks. It then ages for 14 months in a selection of small, 60-gallon French oak barrels. When the wine is ready to be blended, our winemaker selects only those barrels that exemplify the aromas and flavors of the Santa Lucia Highlands.