Lucienne

Smith Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.197 ratings
9.016 pro ratings
Santa Lucia Highlands, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
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9.3

Vivid red. Vibrant red and blue fruit, candied rose and baking spice qualities on the incisive nose, which picks up a hint of smokiness with air. Juicy and penetrating on the palate, offering gently sweet raspberry and boysenberry flavors and allspice and cola topnotes. Shows excellent clarity and spicy thrust on the clinging finish, which is framed by smooth, harmonious tannins. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, October 2020)

Vivid red. Vibrant red and blue fruit, candied rose and baking spice qualities on the incisive nose, which picks up a hint of smokiness with air. Juicy and penetrating on the palate, offering gently sweet raspberry and boysenberry flavors and allspice and cola topnotes. Shows excellent clarity and spicy thrust on the clinging finish, which is framed by smooth, harmonious tannins. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, October 2020)

Oct 30th, 2020
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2013 - nice smell, raspberries, rondeur, sweet ripe tannins, lot of taste, leather, good stuff!

Vintage 2013 - nice smell, raspberries, rondeur, sweet ripe tannins, lot of taste, leather, good stuff!

Nov 28th, 2017
Steven Kukesh

R&D Winemaker at DFV

8.8

A bit too astringent for my liking, earthy and brown spices.

A bit too astringent for my liking, earthy and brown spices.

Aug 13th, 2017
John Sheehan

Fairly full bodied for a Pinot; slightly tannic with a butter finish.

Fairly full bodied for a Pinot; slightly tannic with a butter finish.

1 person found it helpfulJan 25th, 2014
Vance Gregory

Owner Edmond Wine Shop

9.1

Supple, balanced, lovely texture. Highly recommended.

Supple, balanced, lovely texture. Highly recommended.

Jul 2nd, 2016
Matt Sterr

Nice and polished. Blackberry and black cherry notes.

Nice and polished. Blackberry and black cherry notes.

Apr 22nd, 2016
BrixChick Liza

blogger block deliciousness in Pinot Noir Dark berries, ripe plums, spice and exotic bark Lovely acidity pairs as well with charcuterie as good conversation

blogger block deliciousness in Pinot Noir Dark berries, ripe plums, spice and exotic bark Lovely acidity pairs as well with charcuterie as good conversation

Mar 12th, 2015
Julian Mercado

Co-Founder CorkExclusive

9.4

Single Vineyard. Delicious.

Single Vineyard. Delicious.

Sep 25th, 2014
John Riddick

Well balanced and simply delicious. Red fruits, touch of spice and integrated acidity.

Well balanced and simply delicious. Red fruits, touch of spice and integrated acidity.

Sep 17th, 2014
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.5

This is a single vineyard wine from Hahn winery

This is a single vineyard wine from Hahn winery

Apr 28th, 2014