Single vineyard Pinot Noir from the Santa Lucia Highlands.< read all 1 reviews
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The 2006 Lone Oak Pinot Noir is the second release in our single vineyard program from Lucienne, a winery owned by Hahn Estates and located in the Santa Lucia Highlands. A small and prestigious vineyard, Lone Oak is located in the cooler northern part of the Santa Lucia Highlands Appellation.
Beginning with above average rainfall of about 15”, the growing season for the 2006 vintage maintained cool temperatures with few heat spikes. Adjustments for the spring rain left perfect conditions for Pinot Noir. The summer months brought early morning fog which burned off by 10am followed by drying winds and warm weather. Early and even bud break set the stage for even ripening with full bloom by the middle of May. In early September, the Indian summer hit, assuring ripe flavors and fully developed tannins allowing for an above average hang time in the SLH. Leaf removal and shoot thinning (about 10%) allowed for normal clusters with a lower yield than expected- about 3 tons per acre. The grapes were hand harvested between October 12th and 17th a full month later than usual.
The grapes were brought into the winery where the fruit was hand sorted, de-stemmed, lightly crushed, and cold soaked for 3 days. The juice was then loaded into 3 ton open top fermenters where EC1118 yeast was used at 90-95 degrees F for seven days, with punch down three times a day. Drained off straight into small stainless steel tanks, free ...