2021 Hahn Merlot
90 pts, Best Buy - Wine Enthusiast
“Full bodied, approachable and absolutely appetizing, Hahn’s Merlot, which integrates 22% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Zinfandel into the mix has rich, mouth-coating tannins well met by the concentrated fruit structure. Find notes of red and black plum, boysenberry, chocolate, vanilla, nutmeg, toasted wood, fennel fronds, cinnamon, star anise and walnut skins. Best Buy.” — S.B.
The grapes for this wine were grown in the Arroyo Seco appellation of Monterey County in the specific Ste. Philippe vineyards. The sandy soils of Ste. Philippe present ideal conditions for growing Merlot. The soil color, structure and high winds on the valley floor allow the grapes to develop intense red fruit flavors and a deep color. We age our Merlot in French oak barrels which enhances mouthfeel and contributes dark chocolate and vanilla flavors.