1998 Hahn Estates Meritage Central Coast
106 Ratings
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106 Ratings
1998 Hahn Estates Meritage Central Coast

Wine Description

(From 2009 Vintage)

Pronounced blackberry and blueberry on the nose mingle with cedar spice and a hint of wood, while notes of bramble fruit, cherry, vanilla and dried herbs please the palate.

Dark and seductive in the glass, this classic Bordeaux-style blend manages to be approachable yet complex. Pronounced blackberry and blueberry on the nose mingle with cedar spice and a hint of wood, while notes of bramble fruit, cherry, vanilla and dried herbs please the palate. This wine consists primarily of Cabernet Sauvignon, with generous portions of Malbec and Petite Verdot to add depth to the tannic profile and color, and to enhance richness mid-palate. Cabernet Franc and Merlot also are in the blend.

The multidimensional character of this blend is well-suited for rich and robust foods. Try it with rosemary lamb chops with Swiss chard or pizza with Italian sausage. Or serve with a simple appetizer such as fig and blue cheese crostini.

Varietal Composition:
45% Cabernet Sauvignon
29% Merlot
12% Cabernet Franc
11% Malbec
3% Petit Verdot
 

Winemaker's Notes

Bursting with fruit, the wine has initial aromas of ripe plums, black cherries and Boysenberries. A hint of vanilla from some of the newer barrels adds to the complexity of this wine. The flavors closely follow the nose with a nice acid profile and firm but softening tannins. Drinking well now, the wine will age for another 5 to 7 years. Excellent food pairings include leg of lamb, beef tenderloin, most red pasta dishes and more flavorful poultry, such as duck or goose.

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Bursting with fruit, the wine has initial aromas of ripe plums, black cherries and Boysenberries. A hint of vanilla from some of the newer barrels adds to the complexity of this wine. The flavors closely follow the nose with a nice acid profile and firm but softening tannins. Drinking well now, the wine will age for another 5 to 7 years. Excellent food pairings include leg of lamb, beef tenderloin, most red pasta dishes and more flavorful poultry, such as duck or goose.