2019 Hahn SLH Chardonnay
92 pts, Gold - Sunset International Wine Competition, June 2022
90 pts - Vinous, May 2022
“Pale yellow-gold. Mineral- and spice-accented citrus and orchard fruit aromas are complemented by floral and tarragon topnotes. Penetrating Meyer lemon, pear and white peach flavors unfurl and take on a spicy ginger note with air. Finishes tight and long, with lingering mineral and spice notes and a late touch of vanilla. 30% new French oak.” - J.R.
After being carefully picked and precisely sorted for quality, the whole clusters were sent direct to press and fermented entirely in small French oak barrels. The wine was hand-stirred on its lees every three weeks for the 11 months it aged in barrel. Our winemaker, Paul Clifton, selected the barrels he felt best expressed the aromas, flavors and texture of the Santa Lucia Highlands.