84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Zinfandel, 3% Malbec
Tasting Notes Enticing notes of American cherry, blueberry and tobacco are complemented by vanilla and toasted oak. Firm, powerful tannins frame flavors of blackberry, cream, violet and ripe red fruit, leading to a smooth, luxurious finish.
Burger with blue cheese pairing, beef stew, fillet steak with balsamic sauce
The winery was founded in the 1970s by Nikki and Gaby Hahn, German-Swiss immigrants. Initially, we planted cabernet trees and started making wine, but due to the characteristics of this region, which is affected by the cold currents of the Pacific Ocean and the deep, cold seawater of Monterey Bay, in the 1980s, we began to revitalize our capabilities in a cooler environment. Replanted with Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. In 1988, Nicky, who was convinced of the potential of this area, started activities to have Santa Lucia Highlands (SLH) recognized by AVA, and finally in 1995 it was recognized as AVA. Today, the Santa Lucia Highlands is widely known as a fine wine producing area, especially Pinot Noir.
Today, the Hahn family owns 6 company fields in Monterey County, 4 company fields 260ha in SLH, 2 company fields 184ha in Arroyo Seco AVA spreading to the south, a total of 444ha. increase. Of these, 140ha is planted with Pinot Noir, accounting for 12% of the entire SLH Pinot Noir field, making it the winery with the largest share. It also has the richest clonal variety in the region, currently growing 21 different Pinot Noirs.
The variety of soils, climates, sunshine due to the direction of the slopes, and the combination of clones make it possible to create a wonderful Pinot Noir that cannot be imitated by others, and the Pinot Noir expresses the individuality of the terroir of each company field. I'm here. The growing season in this region is about 25 days longer than in other California viticultural regions, resulting in grapes with rich flavor, depth, structure and great concentration.
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Inviting aromas of blackberry and plum are complemented by hints of vanilla, leather and toasted oak. Rich and robust tannins frame flavors of blackberry, violet and mature red fruit, with a touch of vanilla and spice on a smooth and opulent finish.
Our Cabernet Sauvignon is grown in outstanding vineyards throughout California, primarily the warmer climates in Lodi and Paso Robles. Here grapes ripen fully and develop ample red cherry and black currant flavors on the vine. Once harvested we barrel ferment our grapes in French oak, enhancing the wine's mouthfeel and contributing a subtle spicy aroma.