Lucienne Doctor's Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2018 Rated 94VM
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VinoUS Media Review
Deep, brilliant red. Expressive red and blue fruit, potpourri and allspice aromas show excellent clarity and pick up vanilla and star anise notes as the wine opens up. Sappy and energetic on the palate, offering concentrated black raspberry, cherry cola and spicecake flavors braced by a spine of juicy acidity. The floral note comes back strong on a long, appealingly sweet finish framed by round, polished tannins. Drink 2022-2030. (Josh Reynolds)
Wine Enthusiast Review
Brisk raspberry and baked pomegranate aromas meet with tea leaf, toasty oak and turned earth on the nose of this single-vineyard expression. Smoked meat and wild cherry flavors converge on the sip, where bright floral elements lead into an acid-driven, vanilla-spiced finish.
Wine Tasting Notes
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 with beautiful aromas of blackberry and cherry accented with hints of sagebrush and clover. The wine's vibrant acidity and smooth tannins lead to a silky structure and lingering finish.
100% Pinot Noir