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2018 Hahn Winery Chardonnay SLH Estate Grown Santa Lucia Highlands

America/United States, California
Hahn Winery Chardonnay SLH Estate Grown Santa Lucia Highlands
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Santa Lucia Highlands
Winery Hahn Winery
Vintage 2018
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Chardonnay
¥4,345  (incl. tax)
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Santa Lucia Highlands
Winery Hahn Winery
Vintage 2018
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Chardonnay
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Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.5%
Product Code HA-1CHSL18
UPC 086788015573
Inventory Very Low Stock
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Lively aromas of citrus and apple with hints of ripe tropical fruit and vanilla. On the palate, this wine is full-bodied with a viscous round mouthfeel and balanced acidity. Flavors of lemon and vanilla combined with delicate butter notes lead to an elegant long finish.

Production

Vintage Notes

The vintage presented us with half the average rainfall. Some irrigation was supplemented in January and February so the vines would awaken to a full soil moisture profile. March gave us our last winter storm and by the end of the month, all blocks had signs of bud break. The early Spring weather was cooler than normal, with periods where the marine layer would leave heavy dew on the leaves
and flowers. During this cool-weather pattern, the vines had undergone multiple stages of fruit development. Summer was followed by mellow temperatures, allowing the fruit to mature slowly develop complex flavors, color, and depth. The vintage is another outstanding one from the Santa Lucia Highlands.

Viticulture

Our vineyards planted in the Santa Lucia Highlands experience a long and dry growing season that results in wines with remarkable depth, complexity, and ripe fruit flavors. Our SLH vineyards – Lone Oak, Doctor’s, Smith, and Hook – are planted on a narrow bench at elevations ranging from 200 to 1,200 feet above sea level. Here, plentiful sun and well-drained soils aid concentration and flavor
development.

99% LONE OAK, 1% SMITH

Vinification

After being carefully picked and precisely sorted for quality, the grapes were pressed off their skins and fermented entirely in small French oak barrels. The wine was hand-stirred on its lees every three weeks for the 11 months it aged in barrel. Our winemaker, Paul Clifton, selected the barrels he felt best expressed the aromas, flavors and texture of the Santa Lucia Highlands.

 

35% NEW FRENCH OAK
65% NEUTRAL OAK
AGED FOR ELEVEN MONTHS

 

ACIDITY 6.5 g/L
PH 3.8