Tasting Notes: American cherries and ripe plums with hints of vanilla and spice. In addition to these elements, the palate has nuances of leather and velvety tannins. A rich and luscious mouthfeel brings the wine together nicely.
Pairing Herb grilled chicken, roast pork with arugula, blue cheese and cherry tomatoes
Viticulture Our grapes are grown in the stony sedimentary vineyards of Arroyo Seco, an appellation located at the foot of Monterey County's Santa Lucia Mountains.
Vinification Aging: 10 months in French oak (35% new barrels)
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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Aromas of red and dark cherry, dried raspberry, and rhubarb pie are joined by subtle touches of spice and toasty oak. The palate is full-bodied with silky tannins, soft round mouthfeel, excellent acid balance, and notes of earthiness on a long lingering finish.
The grapes for this wine were grown in the Arroyo Seco appellation of Monterey County, which sits on a gravelly alluvial plain beneath the Santa Lucia mountain range. Cool winds from Monterey Bay ensure gradual ripening and development of vibrant flavors. The rocky soils allow excellent drainage. , enhancing intensity and promoting balanced ripeness and acidity.