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Date Printed: 8/30/2014
Hahn Estates Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2008
Hahn Estates Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2008
(search item no. 106034)

PRICE ON 8/30/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 Decanter rating: 92 points
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep ruby in color, Hahn SLH Estate 2008 Pinot Noir exhibits the richness and depth one has come to associate with Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir. Scents of cherry and dark fruit mingle on the nose with wisps of black pepper. Flavors of ripe red and dark fruits, sweet oak and a tinge of citrus are balanced by cool-climate acidity and velvety tannins. The mouthfeel is rich yet elegant, tapering off to a lengthy, luxurious finish.

This versatile wine pairs well with virtually any dish. Try it with stuffed pork chops, chicken cacciatore or vinaigrette-glazed grilled ahi.

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About Hahn Estates:

The spectacular beauty of California's Central Coast is probably the best-known region in all of California for its unique lifestyle. Monterey County's dramatic ocean scenery, historic communities, artistic culture, verdant pine forests, and bountiful agriculture have beckoned adventure-seekers, seafarers, artists, writers and vacationers for over 100 years. And the 99 miles of breathtaking Pacific coastline is something no other California county can boast.

The wind and fog interact with solar radiation to slow grapes' ripening, producing up to two months longer growing season than in warmer grape growing regions. These conditions create fruit with more varietal intensity, flavor, depth and structure, and thus, exceptional wines. In German, "Hahn" means "Rooster" and for this reason a rooster embellishes the Hahn Estates label, honoring the Hahn Family’s European Heritage. With an inspiration to raise Monterey wines to the highest level, the wines of Hahn Estates are created with a philosophy that all great wines are special – akin to the region they were grown in. The Hahn wines celebrate everything that is Monterey – unique in thought, style and setting.