2006 Hahn SLH Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., $25. A mid-tier release aged in 50% new French oak. · On the nose, the toasty oak dominates the fruit and becomes even more oaky with time in the glass. On the palate, the attack features oak-toned cherry and berry fruit of medium weight. The tar and charcoal secondary flavors derived from oak detract from the pretty fruit core. Not anything like I remember when tasted at the 2009 World of Pinot Noir. Decent (-). Reviewed February 15, 2010

Winery: Hahn Family Wines
From article: Small Sips of Central Coast Pinot Noir