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Tasting Notes

from the winegrower

2020 Katie's Hill Pinot Noir

Collectors’ Inaugural Vintage 
Katie’s Hill 2020 Pinot Noir is the debut vintage from Lucido Family Vineyards. Savored by red wine afficionados and approachable to all, it is elegant on the nose and textured on the palate.  A swish in the glass yields aromatics of cardamom, red flowers, and mature berries.  Seductive flavors of wild raspberry and black cherry are layered with bright acidity, and smooth tannins. Santa Maria spice lingers on the tongue with a long finish of currant and pomegranate.  
Katie’s Hill 2020 is delightful now, and it will age gracefully and please for many years to come. Aged 14 months in neutral French oak, fruit, aromatics, spice, and textured acidity show in pleasant balance. 35% whole cluster fermentation yields depth and complexity.
Very Limited: 90 Cases Produced

2021 Katie's Hill Pinot Noir
Katie’s Hill 2021 is a savory and nuanced Pinot Noir. The growing season was mild, slow, and steady from bud break to harvest.  Berries matured with great flavor, acidity, and beautiful dark color.
Katie’s Hill 2021 follows its predecessor, the inaugural 2020 vintage, with modestly less alcohol and bright mature fruit. Aged 11 months in neutral French oak, there is lots of length and savory texture.  Lovely aromatics of wild berries, rose petals, and cardamom spice continue to distinguish this wine among its peers.  Wild raspberry and black cherry grace the opening, with a textured zing on the tongue turning to a cranberry and clove finish.   Highly drinkable with balance tilting slightly to fruit and a lingering depth of acidity.  Drink now or cellar confidently.
Very Limited: 75 Cases Produced
2022 Katie's Hill Pinot Noir

Katie’s Hill 2022 is the bright, shining sister of the acclaimed Katie’s Hill 2020 and 2021 estate vintages. The growing season was cool and windy during bud break and then turned quickly to heat and low rainfall.  A smaller harvest was the result but with fruit of high quality.  We are gratified by this balanced and textured wine.


You quickly notice a shimmering red pouring from the bottle to the glass. A swirl offers fragrances of wild raspberry, spice, and tea, while the first sip opens with surprising complexity and balance.   Black cherry, wild berries, bright acidity, and a hint of cinnamon spice are at once on the palate.  The flavors linger pleasingly, with structure that promises a long life in the cellar without compromising enjoyment today.  It speaks gently, “Have another sip.”  Drink now or cellar confidently.


Very Limited: 48 Cases Produced

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