2020 Hahn Boneshaker Old Vine Zinfandel
Hahn Estates is owned by the Nicolaus Hahn family. Nicolaus (Nicky) Hahn is a Swiss businessman and adventurer whose adventurousness and spirit brought him and his family to Monterey in the 1970s. During their life in England, the Hahn's had already developed a preference for Californian wines.
This Old Vine Zinfandel comes from two historic vineyards - Arbor Vineyard and Fathom Ranch - both located in the Mokelumne River AVA, a sub-appellation of the Lodi AVA that is home to more Old Vine Zinfandel vineyards than any region in the US then. , head-trained Zinfandel vines in these low-yielding vineyards range from 60 to over 100 years old, with roots that reach deep into well-drained, sandy loam soils. With a Mediterranean climate with warm, sunny days and evenings cooled by breezes from the Sacramento River Delta, the Lodi AVA has long been recognized as one of the best AVAs for growing intensely flavored Zinfandel. These vineyards are sustainably certified under the highly respected Lodi Rules for Sustainable Farming program and promote biodiversity, soil and water health, and the well-being of the community and workers.
The Boneshaker is made from Zinfandel with a little Petite Syrah added. This powerful wine comes from very old vines located in Fathom and Bruella - California. The wine has clear impressions of black currants and plums. The taste is warm, full and intense with clear notes of the wood aging. A true blockbuster!. Very good combination with game dishes such as rabbit leg, but also great with a well-filled pizza or lasagna. Also delicious as a glass by the fireplace. A real Californian wine.
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.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|Tasting Profiles||Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Tannines, Full|
|Drink moments||Barbecue, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard|