2018 Hahn Merlot

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Type of Wine Red
Country USA
Region Californie
Appellation Monterey County
Winery Hahn
Year 2018
Grape Malbec Merlot Syrah-Shiraz
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14.5%)
Drink window 2021 - 2028
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This delicious Californian Merlot from winery Hahn is extremely rich in the nose with fine black cherries and hints of cocoa and cassis. A velvety raspberry flavor transitions into red and black plum. Notes of vanilla, violets and liquorice are also present. Finally, all the flavors melt together in a long and very pleasant finish due to the soft tannins and soft acids. This Merlot is a deep cherry red with a vibrant purple sheen with a nice scent of ripened red fruit and a pleasant fresh note. A wonderful mouthfeel full of dark fruits, hints of sweet spices and a nice finish with oak undertones.

Wijnhuis Hahn uses 76% Merlot, 14% Petite Sirah and 10% Malbec grapes for this surprisingly elegant wine. The grapes are grown in the Arroyo Seco appellation of Monterey County, located on a stony, alluvial plain below the Santa Lucia mountain range with a somewhat cooler climate. The gravel bottom of the appellation allows the grapes to develop intensive red fruit scents and a deep color. This Merlot matures in French oak barrels which contributes to a better mouthfeel and dark chocolate and vanilla aromas.

A great glass of wine and an ideal accompaniment to hearty pasta dishes and juicy meat dishes such as duck breast and steak.

Vineyard for 2018 Hahn Merlot

Hahn winery is located in Monterey County, one of the 58 counties in California. The area is breathtakingly beautiful and has an ideal climate and excellent conditions for growing wine. Hahn winery cultivates, in a sustainable manner, approximately 650 hectares of vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands, as well as another 461 hectares in nearby Arroyo Seco AVA. The vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands consist of 4 farmlands located on a high, hilly area, overlooking the Salinas valley. The precisely planted vines are guaranteed abundant morning sun. The Pinot Noirs of this winery owe their intensity and complexity to the beautiful soil structure and good drainage. The wind is also an important factor. As the Salinas Valley warms up during the day, the air rises and is replaced by the cool air from the lower and cooler Monterey Bay, creating a wind tunnel, as it were.

As early as 1790, Spanish missionaries discovered the rare soils and favorable climate of the Santa Lucia Highlands of Monterey and planted vines there. Some 200 years later, when founder Nicolaus (Nicky) Hahn and his wife Gaby bought estates in the Highlands, cattle, sheep and horses roamed the hills. Vineyards were only a secondary concern.

After discovering that the land he had bought was ideal for viticulture, Nicky acted quickly, releasing the first Hahn wine from the Santa Lucia Highlands (SLH) in 1980. After hard work, Nicky's dream of designating SLH as an official American wine-growing region came true in 1991.

Currently, Hahn Family Wines is managed by Philip, the son of Nicky and Gaby. Santa Lucia Highlands is famous worldwide for the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that are made there.

The wines from winery Hahn are all real quality wines made from the finest, hand-picked fruit.

More Information
Type of Wine Red
Country USA
Region Californie
Appellation Monterey County
Winery Hahn
Grape Malbec, Merlot, Syrah-Shiraz
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Year 2018
Drinking as of 2021
Drinking till 2028
Alcohol % 14.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Tasting Profiles Dry, Fruity, Red fruit, Flexible
Drink moments Barbecue, Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Open haard, Voor alledag
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