Deep ruby in color, Hahn Estates Santa Lucia Highlands 2010 Pinot Noir is rich, layered and complex. Bright red berry fruit dominate the nose and palate, along with the lush dark fruit flavors characteristic of Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir. Notes of spice, dried herbs, violets, minerals and toasty oak are balanced by cool-climate acidity and silky tannins.
This versatile wine pairs well with virtually any dish. Try with seared Muscovy duck breast over wild rice risotto with dried cherry sauce or bacon wrapped monkfish over braised leeks.
"A beautiful wine, rich, dry and crisp, offering waves of satisfying flavor. Raspberries, cherries red licorice and cola flood the mouth, accented with sweet, smoky new French oak, and wrapped into firm, dusty tannins. Drink it over the next four years."
I do not know what to make of this Pinot. On first drinking it tasted quite young and fruity in a non pinot kind of way. Letting rest overnight in the fridge, it opened the next evening into an acceptable cali pinot