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Date Printed: 11/27/2014
Hahn Estates Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2011
Hahn Estates Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2011
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PRICE ON 11/27/2014: $19.99

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

Winemaker's Notes:

Aromas of black cherry and dark currant come out of the glass with an initial swirl, revealing this wine's intense black fruit flavors. A sip reveals a full bodied Pinot Noir imbued with flavors of ripe red plums and flecks of allspice. On the palate a slight acidity balances this wine's supple tannins and supports its long finish.

This wine's plush mouthfeel and vibrant flavors make it a great pairing for Chanterelle and Cremini risotto or a grilled lamb chop with rosemary butter.

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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.