Lucienne wines showcase the distinct characteristics of Pinot Noir from the Santa Lucia Highlands. The wines take their name from Santa Lucia, the namesake of the appellation and patron saint of light; her crown of candles graces the wine label. These vineyard-designated releases owe their singular nature to variations in climate, topography, and wind as well as an array of clonal selections. The wines are rich, nuanced expressions of the vineyards they come from.
Located on 131 acres, Smith is a high elevation vineyard, reaching 1,280 feet above sea level, it was also one of our first estate vineyards, planted originally in the mid-1970s. Boasting eastern exposure above the fog line, this vineyard experiences less windy conditions and a long growing season.
The 2021 Lucienne Smith Pinot Noir displays fragrant aromas of black cherry, red plum, black tea and notes of mint and forest floor. On the palate, flavors of red cherry, black currant and a hint of clove are supported by intriguing layered round tannins, lush mouthfeel and balanced acidity.