2017 Hahn Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands Estate Grown

Year: 2017
Appellation: Santa Lucia Highlands
Country: USA - California
Vinous Media: 90
Connoisseurs' Guide: 88
Wine Enthusiast: 91
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :
$18.95

$30.00 LIST PRICE!!.....DON'T CONFUSE WITH THEIR "REGULAR" BOTTLING, THIS IS THEIR SANTA LUCIA HIGHLAND ESTATE EFFORT. TOP FLIGHT AND WE THINK STILL UNDER-PRICED AS WELL!!

"Translucent red. Spice-tinged aromas of fresh red berries and cherries are complemented by incense, vanilla and cola accents. Clean and racy on entry, then deeper in the middle, offering cherry cola, raspberry and spicecake flavors and a touch of florality on the back half. Subtle tannins come up slowly on a smooth, fruit-driven finish that lingers with very good persistence." (VM)

"As fruity as it is ripe and nicely focused on dark cherries all the way from first nosing through to its lingering, lightly tannin-firmed finish, this full and wide-open wine emphasizes the juicy aspects of Pinot above all else but gets a slight lift in sweetness from its well-managed complement of mildly creamy oak. Not as complex as it is out-and-out fruity, it arguably has room for a couple years of growth, yet there is nothing about it that interferes with enjoyable drinking right now. Reviewed: September 2019" (CG)

"Tart and candied berry aromas meet with tangy pomegranate and hibiscus on the nose. The palate combines more cranberry and pomegranate flavors with dried herbs, all framed by energetic acidity and firm tannins." (WE)

Winery Notes:
Tasting Notes:
Aromas of bright red cherry, strawberry with hints of earth, spices, and toasty oak. An explosion of red fruit including strawberry, cherry and raspberry welcome the palate finish with refined tannins and a soft mouthfeel.

Vineyard Notes:
55% Smith Vineyard, 30% Doctors Vineyard, 10% Hook Vineyard, 5% Lone Oak Vineyard

Winemaker Notes:
After the fruit has been carefully picked and sorted, it is fermented in open-top stainless steel tanks. We then age this Pinot Noir for up to 11 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.


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