2019 Lucienne Smith Vineyard Pinot Noir
93 pts - Vinous, May 2022
“Glistening red. Black raspberry, cherry-cola and lavender aromas are complicated by hints of smoky minerals and baking spices. Sweet and seamless on the palate, offering concentrated yet lithe red and dark berry preserve and spicecake flavors; a candied rose flourish builds in the glass. Shows fine clarity and solid thrust on the clinging finish, which features smoothly interwoven tannins and lingering floral and dark berry character.” - 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.