I’m a huge fan of Hahn Winery and their value label, Cycles Gladiator. I always have a bottle of Cycles Gladiator Pinot Noir in the rack as it’s a wonderful value, lovely with all types of dishes and fantastic for sipping on its own. When I spotted the Hahn GSM blend the other day, I was enthusiastic to give it a pour since I adore Rhone wines and fancied trying their adaptation.
Hahn Winery was founded in 1980 by Nicky and Gaby Hahn. Today the over 1000 acre estate in Monterey County is still family owned and operated, with next generation Philip and Caroline Hahn continuing on with their parents pioneering spirit and passion for high quality, hand crafted wines. The Hahn Winery is committed to sustainability, is “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 renowned success with their high quality, economically viable wines. Their GSM is a Southern Rhone inspired blend that highlights varietals from their Central Coast vineyards.
Dark cranberry garnet in colour, after decanting aromas of blackberry, cherry and damp earth swirled about in the glass. Tart cherry and pomegranate flavours were rounded out by soft cigar box spice in the medium body. Spicy green peppercorn and plump raisin notes comprised the moderate finish. Straightforward and easy drinking, this is a good value and a great companion at the table.
59% Grenache, 37% Syrah, 4% Mourvѐdre
Produced & Bottled by Hahn Winery
Enjoy now thru 2015