2019 Lucienne Doctor's Vineyard Pinot Noir
94 pts - Vinous, May 2022
“Brilliant red. High-pitched, spice-accented raspberry and cherry aromas, along with hints of woodsmoke, cola and exotic spices. Silky and energetic on the palate, offering alluringly sweet red fruit and floral pastille flavors that deepen and turn spicier as the wine opens up. Fine-grained tannins lend shape to an impressively long, spice-tinged finish that shows excellent clarity and reverberating florality.” - J.R.
Located in the middle stretch of the Santa Lucia Highlands, the 243- acre Doctor’s Vineyard experiences warmer temperatures and higher winds than Hahn’s other estate vineyards in the region. Certified sustainable, the vineyard ranges from 320 feet to 720 feet above sea level, with gently sloped hillsides and wide row spacing that offers greater sun exposure. The dry and slightly warmer climate here results in a riper, more robust Pinot Noir.