Our Hahn SLH Pinot Noir is truly an estate wine. We produce it entirely in the Santa Lucia Highlands where we grow the grapes in our own vineyards, choose the best fruit, age the wine in French oak barrels in our cellar and bottle it on site.
To make our Hahn SLH Pinot Noir, our winemakers select fruit that yields the most expressive aromas and flavors. After the fruit is carefully sorted, it undergoes a three-day cold soak in open top fermenters. We then age this 100% Pinot Noir for 11 months in a selection of French oak barrels. When the wine is ready to be blended, we choose the barrels we feel best exemplified the aromas, flavors and structure of the Santa Lucia Highlands.
The result is a Pinot Noir that opens with alluring aromas of black cherry and dark currant. What follows are intense black fruit flavors balanced by ripe red plums and a hint of allspice. A slight acidity beautifully highlights the supple tannins and long finish.