The Wine Cellar, IL USD 14.99 750ml

Hahn Estates Meritage 2006

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"As I put my nose into glass of the 2006 Meritage, I can pick out the distinct characteristics of Merlot, but there are other interesting notes as well: cherry, currant, and dried herbs with a hint of cedar. On the palate, the wine starts with various red fruits that transition towards blueberry and plum at the back end. There is an ethereal wisp of thyme that runs alongside the delicate spice of French oak. Moderate tannins develop just into what becomes a fairly lengthy finish. As an accompaniment, I recommend barbeque pork ribs, roast duck and plum sauce, or spaghetti and Italian sausage." ~Adam LaZarre winemaker

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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

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Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.50 5
09/27/2008

Its 14.5% and you can smell it on the nose. The nose is a little hot, and has some interesting notes of tar and treacle and black cherries. Its a very rich, sweet fruity wine (not sugary, just sweet fruits). Its clearly a California cab - good minerality and eucalyptus. Not very tannic, easy drinking and this was just the 2006. I like it, but am fully aware that many people find Monterrey wines too sweet - its not sugar, but high alcohol and high glycerin which gives it that "sweet" mouthfilling flavor


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.50 5
11/08/2009

- Tasted at Lee's Wine Experience 11/7/09


Snooth User: Cheri
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3.50 5
11/11/2008

Tried side by side with the Hahn 2005 Meritage. Preferred the 2006. Nice and subtly spicy.


Snooth User: mc2creative
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5.00 5
06/18/2009

Five glasses


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Source: AmericanWinery.com
07/24/2009

"As I put my nose into glass of the 2006 Meritage, I can pick out the distinct characteristics of Merlot, but there are other interesting notes as well: cherry, currant, and dried herbs with a hint of cedar. On the palate, the wine starts with various red fruits that transition towards blueberry and plum at the back end. There is an ethereal wisp of thyme that runs alongside the delicate spice of French oak. Moderate tannins develop just into what becomes a fairly lengthy finish. As an accompaniment, I recommend barbeque pork ribs, roast duck and plum sauce, or spaghetti and Italian sausage." ~Adam LaZarre winemaker



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"As I put my nose into glass of the 2006 Meritage, I can pick out the distinct characteristics of Merlot, but there are other interesting notes as well: cherry, currant, and dried herbs with a hint of cedar. On the palate, the wine starts with various red fruits that transition towards blueberry and plum at the back end. There is an ethereal wisp of thyme that runs alongside the delicate spice of French oak. Moderate tannins develop just into what becomes a fairly lengthy finish. As an accompaniment, I recommend barbeque pork ribs, roast duck and plum sauce, or spaghetti and Italian sausage." ~Adam LaZarre winemaker

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