2019 Hahn Founder's Rosé
90 pts - WineReviewOnline.com
Grapes for this wine are estate grown in the Arroyo Seco appellation of Monterey County. A hidden gem located below the Santa Lucia Highlands, these vineyards sit on a gravelly alluvial plain with rocky soils fostering excellent drainage. Cool winds channeling South from Monterey Bay through the Salinas Valley ensure gradual ripening, full development of vibrant fruit flavors and bright acidity. Pinot Noir grapes are hand-picked and gently whole cluster pressed. This wine is slowly fermented at cold temperatures to preserve beautiful fruit aromatics and restrict malolactic fermentation from progressing. Racked after primary fermentation, the wine is aged in stainless steel prior to bottling.