2019 Lucienne Smith Vineyard Chardonnay
94 pts - Vinous, May 2022
"Green-tinged yellow. Vibrant and precise on the nose, displaying intense citrus and orchard fruit, floral scents and an exotic touch of iodine. Juicy pear and tangerine flavors display a suave blend of depth and energy. A minerally nuance adds back-end cut. Closes impressively long and chewy, with the mineral and floral notes repeating. 35% new French oak." - J.R.
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 that contributes to a long growing season.