2017 Hahn Pinot Noir

Year: 2017
Appellation: Monterey County
Country: USA - California
Wine Spectator: 87
Vinous Media: 90
Connoisseurs' Guide: 88
Wine Enthusiast: 88
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :
$9.95

LAST CALL!!....SUPER VALUE! IS THERE A BETTER BUY FOR SERIOUS PINOT IN THE MARKETPLACE? WE DON'T THINK SO!!

"Spicy, almost peppery, with some cedary undercurrents to the macerated red fruit flavors. Crisp finish. Drink now. 120,000 cases made. -KM" (WS)

"Vivid magenta. Spice-accented cherry and blackberry on the expansive nose, along with a floral nuance that builds with air. Juicy and pliant in the mouth; fresh red and dark berry flavors show good depth as well as energy. The spice and floral notes repeat strongly on a long, lively finish given shape by smooth tannins." (VM)

"GOOD VALUE, We must admit to double checking the price of this surprisingly expressive, exceptionally well-focused wine and are amazed that a $15.00 Pinot Noir can be as good as it is. It has the near-velvety texture, the careful crafting, the creamy oak highlights and the keen, ripe cherry fruit of a Pinot costing far more than it does, and it has the balance to keep handily in the cellar for a number of years. A genuine bargain by any standard, it is one that price-conscious Pinot Noir fans should consider buying by the case. Reviewed: September 2019" (CG)

"Earthy aromas of crushed slate and loam meet with dark-red cherry on the nose of this bottling. Roasted wild berries, crushed thyme, turned earth and a brisk acidity converge on the palate. Matt Kettmann" (WE)

Winery Notes:
This wine’s bouquet charms with scents of bright cherry, red fruit and cedar with slightly toasty notes. On the palate, round soft tannins with a mouth full of cherry flavors, finishing with mellow acidity.

Wine Profile
Tasting Notes:
This wine’s bouquet charms with scents of bright cherry, red fruit, and cedar with slightly toasty notes. On the palate, round soft tannins with a mouth full of cherry flavors, finishing with mellow acidity.

Winemaker Notes:
Arroyo Seco appellation of Monterey County, which sits on a gravelly alluvial plain beneath the Santa Lucia mountain range. Cool winds from Monterey Bay ensure gradual ripening and development of vibrant flavors. The rocky soils allow excellent drainage, enhancing intensity and promoting balanced ripeness and acidity.

Food Pairing Notes:
Rare fillet steak and carpaccio, grilled lobster, brie, milder blue cheeses.