2018 Hahn Smith & Hook Cabernet Sauvignon

27.95 23.10
Type of Wine Red
Country USA
Region Californie
Appellation Monterey County
Winery Hahn
Year 2018
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec Merlot Syrah-Shiraz
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14.5%)
Drink window 2020 - 2028
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In 1980, Nicky and Gaby Hahn bought a horse and cattle ranch in the highlands of Monterey County. The farms, Smith and Hook, were home to grazing livestock for many generations and then have been transformed into premium vineyards. When they bought the property, the first (estate) Montery County Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were harvested for wine.

This Cabernet Sauvignon is Hahn's Estate wine. It is a beautiful and sturdy Cabernet. This Smith & Hook has a bouquet with notes of mocha, coffee, toasted oak, vanilla, blackcurrant and licorice. Expansive flavors and the round, viscous mouthfeel supported by a concentrated tannin structure with a smooth, luscious finish.

Vineyard for 2018 Hahn Smith & Hook Cabernet Sauvignon

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 Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Syrah-Shiraz
Biological No
Vegan No
Year 2018
Drinking as of 2020
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 Dark fruit, Dry, Fruity, Flexible
Drink moments Barbecue, Borrelen, Met vrienden, Open haard, Voor alledag
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