2019 Lucienne Hook Vineyard Pinot Noir
94 pts - Vinous, May 2022
"Deep, shimmering red. Expressive, spice- and mineral-accented red berries, incense and candied flowers on the seductively perfumed nose. Sappy, alluringly sweet and lively on the palate, offering juicy cherry, raspberry and vanilla flavors that are complemented by a building Asian spice nuance. Juicy and seamless in texture, finishing with impressive power, repeating spiciness and smooth, finely drawn tannins. 35% new French oak." - J.R.
The farthest south of Hahn’s four SLH vineyards, the Hook vineyard is the least affected by the cooling influence of winds from Monterey Bay. Warmer temperatures early in the afternoon and consistent sun exposure speed ripening and yield rich, opulent flavors.