After harvesting the fruit, we de-stem and hand-sort the grapes before moving them into open-top fermenters where we use gentle, manual punch-downs to protect the delicacy of the Pinot Noir grapes. Once fermentation is complete, we rack the free-run juice into French oak barrels (50% new) where the wine ages for 14 months before bottling.
About Doctor’s Vineyard: Located in the center of the Santa Lucia Highlands, this vineyard experiences warmer temperatures and higher winds than other Hahn vineyards do. Wide row spacing in Doctor’s (11 feet by 7 feet) also offers greater sun exposure, and the fog burns off early in the day at this site.
Harvest Date: September 15 - October 21
Harvest Brix: 25.5 - 27 degrees
Total Acidity: .57g/100mL
Pinot Noir Clones: 667, 777, 115, 113, Pomard, Jardini
Production: 602 cases