(From 2011 Vintage) The Hahn 2011 Pinot showcases all that is exceptional about Monterey County Pinot Noir. Fresh raspberry and black cherry scents are intense and concentrated followed in the mid-palate by decadent berry compote flavors with fragrant cardamom and clove undertones. This is a rich and vibrant wine whose purity of Pinot Noir flavors are given dimension by a light touch of toasty oak, supported by earthy tannins and classic cool-climate acidity. This versatile wine stands alone well, but would be a perfect partner to a variety of fish, poultry or pasta dishes. Try it with risotto with shellfish, wild mushrooms and pancetta, roast five-spice duck with mango chutney or a traditional pairing of grilled salmon with Pinot Noir pan sauce and garlic mashed potatoes.
(From 1998 Vintage) Bursting with fruit from the exceptionally ripe grapes, the predominant aromas are ripe black cherries, blackberries and a hint of ripe plums with touches of spice from the ripe Cabernet Franc grapes. French oak contributes vanilla during the aging process, adding to the complexity of this wine. The flavors closely follow the nose, with a remarkably rich mouth-feel. This wine is accessible now but will vastly improve with aging, perhaps for another 3-5 years. Food pairings would include grilled s...
Critics Challenge(From 2009 Vintage)