Hahn SLH (for Santa Lucia Highlands) is a pinot noir of remarkable quality.
This estate wine is produced entirely in the Santa Lucia Highlands where the nearby windswept mountains near the Pacific Ocean experience a long growing season, contributing a depth and complexity in their wines.
Hahn founder Nicky Hahn speared headed the movement to have this area deemed a unique winegrowing district. In 1991, the federal government approved the Highlands as an official American Viticultural Area (AVA). Today, Hahn SLH Pinot Noir and Chardonnay come entirely from their estate in this breathtakingly beautiful region of Monterey County. The fruit is grown in their family-owned vineyards and the wine is barrel-aged in French oak in the winery’s cellar.
For the Hahn SLH Pinot Noir, their winemakers select grapes that yields the most expressive aromas and flavors. After the fruit is carefully sorted, it undergoes a three-day cold soak in open top stainless-steel fermenting tanks. It is then aged for 11 months in a selection of 60-gallon French oak barrels. When the wine is ready to be blended, they choose barrels that they feel best exemplified the aromas, flavors, and structure of the Santa Lucia Highlands.
Hahn SLH Pinot Noir carries aromas of bright red cherry and strawberry with hints of earth, spices, and toasty oak. An explosion of red fruit flavors such as strawberry, cherry, and raspberry lead to a long finish with refined, supple tannins, and a soft mouthfeel.
Pinot Noir is the most universally food-friendly wine choice for pairing.
You can find Hahn SLH, and other prestige pinot noirs, at Wyatt’s Wet Goods. During our huge “Pinot Days” sale, dozens of pinot noirs are on sale, April 25-May 1st!