2021 Hahn Chardonnay
Best Buy - Wine Enthusiast
“With the extreme ripeness of fruits along with a slightly elevated alcohol, this is a fuller-bodied expression of Chardonnay, and one that could pair just as easily with a burger as with a hearty white fish. Find notes of ripe yellow peach, nectarine, pineapple, a hint of banana, vanilla and nutmeg. Best Buy.” — S.B.
The grapes for this wine were grown primarily in Ste. Nicolaus Vineyard in the Arroyo Seco appellation. The growing season began with half the average rainfall and growers were able to compensate with irrigation to fill soil profiles before budbreak. Warm spring temperatures, combined with added irrigations, aided vine growth as fruit began to develop. The weather leading into harvest was relatively cool, which allowed grapes to be harvested in a leisurely manner.