Hahn Estates Cabernet Sauvignon Central Coast 2006

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Our 2006 Hahn Cabernet Sauvignon is another fantastic vintage for the winery. Cabernet from our Paso Robles Sereno Vista Vineyard, the primary component of the blend, was blended with grapes from Cass Vineyard, also from Paso Robles, and grapes harvested from block FS out of our own Smith Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands. All lots received the same treatment and attention. We used a combination of UCLM 377 and D-254 yeasts in 15 ton open-top fermentation tanks. These fermentations lasted about 9 days on the average during which time the tanks were pumped over 3-4 times a day until dry. Once pressed, the wines were allowed to settle during induced malolactic fermentation for about three weeks prior to racking into a combination of new and neutral French oak barrels. As always, our various Cabernet Sauvignon lots are kept separate until the final blend, which took place after 11 months of aging. The final blend saw the addition of Merlot from our Ste. Philippe Vineyard and Petit Verdot from the Sereno Vista Vineyard. Bright aromatics of raspberry and cassis are underscored with spice and toasted notes. Plums, currant, and other dark fruits fill the mouth. Resolved and melting tannins lift the flavors and leave the mouth with a perception of Swiss milk chocolate. A delicate thread of acidity helps carry the length well into the finish. If you are feeling creative, you can try this wine with some of the dishes I have paired with our Cabernet: Andoullie sausage stuffed pork tenderloin, Lamb loin chops with Rosemary Polenta Fries, or Braised Veal Osso Buco. If not, then any hearty meat or tomato based pasta will do. Adam LaZarre, Winemaker Oak: 70% new French and 30% neutral French oak

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Hahn Estate:
The spectacular beauty of California 's central coast is probably the best-known region in all of California for its unique lifestyle. Monterey County's dramatic ocean scenery, historic communities, artistic culture, verdant pine forests, and bountiful agriculture have beckoned adventure-seekers, seafarers, artists, writers and vacationers for over 100 years. And the 99 miles of brea... Read more
The spectacular beauty of California 's central coast is probably the best-known region in all of California for its unique lifestyle. Monterey County's dramatic ocean scenery, historic communities, artistic culture, verdant pine forests, and bountiful agriculture have beckoned adventure-seekers, seafarers, artists, writers and vacationers for over 100 years. And the 99 miles of breathtaking Pacific coastline is something no other California county can boast. With an inspiration to raise Monterey wines to the highest level, the wines of Hahn Estates are created with a philosophy that all great wines are special – akin to the region they were grown in. The Hahn wines celebrate everything that is Monterey – unique in thought, style and setting. Wines of Monterey Distinction. The Smith Ranch had been a horse ranch, while the neighboring Hook Ranch had raised cattle for generations. With their prime location in the Santa Lucia Highlands overlooking the Salinas Valley, these ranches-turned-vineyards presented ideal growing conditions for growing premium varietal fruit. Smith & Hook Winery released its first vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon to high acclaim in 1980. In 1991, Nicky created the Hahn Estates brand to showcase supple, accessible, and attractively priced wines from the family's Monterey County vineyards. In German, “Hahn” means “Rooster” and for this reason a rooster embellishes the Hahn Estates label, honoring the Hahn family's European heritage. And while Smith & Hook remains the first wine produced by the Hahn family, Hahn Estates is the primary wine brand produced by the Hahns and the winery is now proudly known as “Hahn Estates / Smith & Hook Winery.” Read less

Member Reviews for Hahn Estates Cabernet Sauvignon Central Coast

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Snooth User: onlyreds
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4.00 5
05/08/2009

Smooth rich plum, cherry with a friendly bite at the finish. Very yummy.


Snooth User: bcampion
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4.00 5
06/16/2009

For the cost, very good


Snooth User: wargodirects
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4.00 5
04/22/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Hahn Estates Cabernet Sauvignon Central Coast

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
01/15/2009

Bright aromatics of raspberry and cassis are underscored with spice and toasted notes. Plums, currant, and other dark fruits fill the mouth. Resolved and melting tannins lift the flavors and leave the mouth with a perception of Swiss milk chocolate.


External Review
Source: AmericanWinery.com
07/24/2009

bright aromatics of raspberry and cassis are underscored with spice and toasted notes. Plums, currant, and other dark fruits fill the mouth. Resolved and melting tannins lift the flavors and leave the mouth with a perception of Swiss milk chocolate. A delicate thread of acidity helps carry the length well into the finish. If you are feeling creative, you can try this wine with some of the dishes I have paired with our Cabernet: Andoullie sausage stuffed pork tenderloin, Lamb loin chops with Rosemary Polenta Fries, or Braised Veal Osso Buco. If not, then any hearty meat or tomato based pasta will DO.



Our 2006 Hahn Cabernet Sauvignon is another fantastic vintage for the winery. Cabernet from our Paso Robles Sereno Vista Vineyard, the primary component of the blend, was blended with grapes from Cass Vineyard, also from Paso Robles, and grapes harvested from block FS out of our own Smith Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands. All lots received the same treatment and attention. We used a combination of UCLM 377 and D-254 yeasts in 15 ton open-top fermentation tanks. These fermentations lasted about 9 days on the average during which time the tanks were pumped over 3-4 times a day until dry. Once pressed, the wines were allowed to settle during induced malolactic fermentation for about three weeks prior to racking into a combination of new and neutral French oak barrels. As always, our various Cabernet Sauvignon lots are kept separate until the final blend, which took place after 11 months of aging. The final blend saw the addition of Merlot from our Ste. Philippe Vineyard and Petit Verdot from the Sereno Vista Vineyard. Bright aromatics of raspberry and cassis are underscored with spice and toasted notes. Plums, currant, and other dark fruits fill the mouth. Resolved and melting tannins lift the flavors and leave the mouth with a perception of Swiss milk chocolate. A delicate thread of acidity helps carry the length well into the finish. If you are feeling creative, you can try this wine with some of the dishes I have paired with our Cabernet: Andoullie sausage stuffed pork tenderloin, Lamb loin chops with Rosemary Polenta Fries, or Braised Veal Osso Buco. If not, then any hearty meat or tomato based pasta will do. Adam LaZarre, Winemaker Oak: 70% new French and 30% neutral French oak

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