Hahn Winery Monterey Pinot Noir 2006
Pinot Noir from Central Coast, California
The deep but muted ruby hue hints at the silky tannins of this dynamic and multi-faceted wine. The white and black pepper background aromas blend nicely with clove fragrances on the front. Every sip uncovers new flavors and textures. When given time, the wine evolves from edgy to extreme bliss with a tangy burst of fruit and spice, backed by cool-climate acidity that carries each separate flavor component on to the next sip. The structure and balanced acidity of this wine allows the flavors to hang for a moment before it finishes with a light, slow and even departure that leaves the mouth infused with fresh pomegranate flavors.
Serve with baked Halibut on a bed of sautéed Swiss chard and puréed potatoes or, to bring out the spice, try with kicked up Pasta Arrabiata.
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com - "Rose petal hue. Pretty floral scents with wisps of mint and forest floor. Clean entry with melded chalk, boysenberry and spice notes. Smoky close with spicy pepper mingling with oak-laced tannins."
Our founder, Nicky Hahn, grew up speaking German. In his native language, the word ‘Hahn’ means rooster, which is why a depiction of this bird has always graced the label of our Hahn wines. From the beginning, Nicky strove to produce exceptional varietal wines from Monterey County where Hahn’s vineyards and winery are located.
This assemblage of classically-styled varietal wines—along with our GSM Rhone-inspired blend—are now under the care of second-generation vintner Philip Hahn, who proudly carries on his father’s legacy. Vintage after vintage, we style our Hahn wines to be fruit-forward, balanced and supple. Our vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands and Arroyo Seco AVAs are a significant source of fruit for these wines. View all Hahn Winery Wines
About Central CoastView a map of Central Coast wineries
The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others.
Notable FactsGrape varieties range from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay to Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. Some Central Coast wine is generic, bulk wine that contributes to the high production numbers of the area. But many winemakers and wineries, particular in some of the smaller AVAs, are small production artisans, creating unique and high-quality wine. The great thing about the Central Coast is its diversity - you're able to find a number of grape varieties and styles at a number of different price points.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
Customer ReviewsSign In to Add Your Review3.53.4 out of 5 stars
3 ratings, 2 with reviewshenry sotomayor - Chicago, IL48/11/2011Luthier Jim - Milford, OH43/8/2010Bought this with modest expectations, given its price and sub-90 rating, but was pleasantly surprised. Light,but not watery, red fruits and just a little depth but very drinkable. Have ordered more with warmer evenings on the patio in mind.Paul Webber - Chicago, IL43/8/2010Hahn is unmatched for consistent, quality, low price everyday wines. The Meritage has been a favorite for a long time, but the 2006 Monterey Pinot Noir is perhaps the best value ever! A hint of eucalyptus gives it a nice finish.