2018 Hahn SLH Pinot Noir
2018 Hahn SLH Pinot Noir Welcoming aromas of black cherry and vanilla with hints of caramel and toasted notes from French Oak barrels. On the palate, well-integrated flavors of wild berries, cherries and raspberries lead to notes of rose petals, finishing with soft and elegant tannins. From its fragrant wild strawberries bathed in tilled soil to aromas of spiced oak, the aromatics alone are inspirational. Brambly cranberry is juicy to the core. This Pinot has an innate freshness revved by high-toned acidity. It finishes with the romance of rose petals and Italian herbs. Ripe raspberry, strawberry, and Bing cherry debut with swirls of vanilla and vibrant acidity. Bright, complex and brimming with fresh, forward fruit and easy-going spice, this bottle brings the best of four distinct Santa Lucia Highland vineyards together in a display of balance and remarkable integration.
Hahn Estate wines feature grapes sourced from estate vineyards in the Arroyo Seco appellation of Monterey County. A hidden gem, located below the Santa Lucia Highlands, these vineyards sit on a gravelly alluvial plain with rocky soils fostering excellent drainage. Cool winds channeling South from Monterey Bay through the Salinas Valley ensure gradual ripening, full development of vibrant fruit flavors and bright acidity. Arroyo Seco, one of the smallest AVAs in the state, boasts one of the longest growing seasons. In this region, warm and sunny days are followed by cool afternoons once wind blowing in from the Monterey Bay sweeps through the Salinas Valley. This daily cooling effect allows for longer hang times and creates ripe fruit.