2016 Hahn SLH Orchestral

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Santa Lucia Highlands
Acid
.54g/100mL
pH
3.73
Aging
14 months, 33% new French oak
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Enthusiast
94
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SKU: WHSPN167506OR
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Santa Lucia Highlands
Acid
.54g/100mL
pH
3.73
Aging
14 months, 33% new French oak
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Enthusiast
94
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
On the nose aromas of spice and earthiness, vibrant red fruit, hints of cherry and cracked black pepper attest to the multi-layered nature of the wine. The structured palate provides a full, round mouthfeel, bright balanced acidity, red cherry flavor and soft tannins on the finish
Ratings
94 pts - Wine Enthusiast
Vineyard Notes
Grown in our Lone Oak Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands, the Orchestral Pinot Noir is one of Hahn Family Wines’ most complex Pinot Noirs. It started as an experiment by Nicky Hahn and Winemaker Paul Clifton, who wanted to create a true Burgundian expression of Pinot Noir. In Burgundy, it is common for vineyard blocks to be inter-planted to multiple clones of Pinot Noir. It’s thought that the mingling of clonal material throughout the growing, fermentation and aging stages leads to more complex wines. Field blends like this are rare in California, where growers and winemakers often keep clones divided by vineyard block and wine lot until the final blending stage. In 2013 Nicky and Paul chose a five-acre plot in the Lone Oak Vineyard as the site for their experiment. They gathered cuttings of 19 different clones from Hahn’s existing Pinot Noir vines, grafting 2.5 acres in the first year and completely replanting the other 2.5 acres in year two. The clones were distributed in a random fashion, so that the grapes would grow, ferment and age as one wine, just like the premium Pinot Noirs of Burgundy.