Our founder Nicky Hahn’s middle name is ‘Lucien’, and the mountain range on which our vineyards have been planted owes its moniker to Santa Lucia, a saint who wore a crown of candles on her head. That crown is depicted on our Lucienne label.
We produce three limited-production, vineyard-designated Lucienne Pinot Noirs from our estate in the Santa Lucia Highlands of Monterey County. In part, these wines owe their seductive nature to clonal selection. We have an array of Pinot Noir clones, or slight genetic variations, planted in our vineyards. Each clone contributes a desired color, aroma, flavor, texture or structural element to the finished wine.
Director of Winemaking and General Manager, Paul Clifton, along with Winemaker, Greg Freeman, craft the Lucienne wines utilizing his passion for Pinot Noir and cool climate viticulture. The two wines—a Santa Lucia Highlands appellation and Lone Oak single vineyard designation—are produced in small quantities with the first vintage coming from 2005. The wines are focused and elegant with a silky mouthfeel and pure velvety Pinot Noir flavors.
The inaugural release was the 2005 vintage which includes a Santa Lucia Highlands appellation and a Lone Oak single vineyard designation. The Lucienne Pinot Noir grapes were hand selected from very small and special blocks of the Doctor's and Lone Oak Vineyards. We wanted Lucienne to express a "sense of place" and we feel that these two wines are a perfect "marriage" of Pinot Noir styles with one more masculine and full-bodied and another more silky and elegant in nature.
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