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2016 Lucienne Pinot Noir Lone Oak Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands

America/United States, California
Lucienne Pinot Noir Lone Oak Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Santa Lucia Highlands
Winery Lucienne
Vintage 2016
Color Red
Grapes Pinot Noir
¥8,360  (incl. tax)
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Santa Lucia Highlands
Winery Lucienne
Vintage 2016
Color Red
Grapes Pinot Noir
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Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Bottle Size 750ml
Alcohol 14.5%
Product Code HAL4PNLO16
UPC 086788618873
Inventory In Stock
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

This wine immediately offers overt cherry and raspberry aromas that build over a base of wild game, dried mushrooms, cinnamon and caramelized dark fruit. The mouthfeel is softly full and silky, with a slight edge of candied orange peels that melds beautifully with the allspice-laden finish.

Production

Viticulture

Ocean breezes from Monterey Bay cool this northern vineyard, making it ideal for growing Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Winds are lighter at Lone Oak than further south, and fog burns off later in the day. The gentle slopes face east, catching the early morning sun. The site’s ancient Chualar loam soils are rocky, assuring excellent drainage.

Vinification

After harvesting the fruit, we de-stem and hand-sort the grapes before moving them into open-top fermenters where we use gentle, manual punch-downs to protect the delicacy of the Pinot Noir grapes. Once fermentation is complete, we rack the free-run juice into French oak barrels (40% new) where the wine ages for 13 months before bottling.