WINEMAKING NOTES: The grapes for this wine were grown primarily
in our St. Nicolas Vineyard in the Arroyo Seco appellation of Monterey
County. This vineyards eastern facing slopes catch the morning sun in this
cool-climate appellation. The unique soil combination of Lockwood Loam
and Rincon Clay Loam is well-drained and rocky, challenging the vines to
yield grapes of depth, character, and intensity. The extended growing season
ripens the Chardonnay perfectly, creating well-balanced, flavorful wines.
TASTING NOTES: Tropical aromas of banana, lemongrass, and citrus
with subtle notes of vanilla and toasty oak. Bright acidity welcomes the
palate, leading to a perfect balance of tropical fruit and baking spices that
culminate in a lingering, clean finish.
FOOD PAIRINGS: Bay scallop chowder, fruited curry chicken salad,
grilled marinated shrimp.
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Our founder, Nicky Hahn, grew up speaking German. In his native language, the word 'Hahn' means rooster, which is why a depiction of this bird has always graced the label of our Hahn wines. From the beginning, Nicky strove to produce exceptional varietal wines from Monterey County where Hahn's vineyards and winery are located.
This assemblage of classically-styled varietal wines--along with our GSM Rhone-inspired blend--are now under the care of second-generation vintner Philip Hahn, who proudly carries on his father's legacy. Vintage after vintage, we style our Hahn wines to be fruit-forward, balanced and supple. Our vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands and Arroyo Seco AVAs are a significant source of fruit for these wines.