Hahn Winery Pinot Noir 2011

Knowing how much I enjoy the Hahn Family of Wines [check out Hahn Cabernet Sauvignon], my sister had picked up Hahn Winery Pinot Noir 2011 for our evening of snacking on cheese and crackers at the rink watching my husband’s hockey practice. Hahn Family Wines are “earth friendly from vine to bottle” and have been at the forefront of sustainable practices for many years in California. With methods such as organic pest and mildew control, encouraging biodiversity in the vineyards, soil and water conservation and the social equity of farm workers, Hahn Estates has achieved great success with their high quality, economically viable wines. They produce a few different labels, such as the well known Cycles Gladiator [check out Cycles Gladiator Pinot Noir], the mid level [and first label] Smith and Hook, and the slightly more higher-end Lucienne. In 1991 Nicky Hahn established the Hahn Winery line in order to showcase “supple, accessible, and attractively priced wines from the family’s Monterey County vineyards.” It has been so successful that it has become the primary line that they produce.
Dark red-violet in colour, aromas of summer strawberries and violets swirled about in the glass. Fresh cherry and blackberry flavours abounded above a layer of silky smooth green tea tannins and traces of toasty oak in the medium body. Earthy elements mingled with spicy white pepper and a hint of raisins in the moderate finish. Simple and easy drinking, this is a great value and fantastic at the table.
100% Pinot Noir
California
Produced & Bottled by Hahn Winery
14.5% Alcohol
$10
Enjoy now thru 2014

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