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Date Printed: 10/25/2014
Hahn Estates Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2010
Hahn Estates Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2010
(search item no. 115194)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $19.99

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

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep ruby in color, Hahn Estates Santa Lucia Highlands 2010 Pinot Noir is rich, layered and complex. Bright red berry fruit dominate the nose and palate, along with the lush dark fruit flavors characteristic of Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir. Notes of spice, dried herbs, violets, minerals and toasty oak are balanced by cool-climate acidity and silky tannins.

This versatile wine pairs well with virtually any dish. Try with seared Muscovy duck breast over wild rice risotto with dried cherry sauce or bacon wrapped monkfish over braised leeks.

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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.