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Hahn Chardonnay Monterey 2006

Winemaker's Notes:

This is a full-spectrum wine showing distinct aromas of apricot, peach and pineapple balanced on a delicate thread of oak. The palate is a lush mélange of green apple and tropical fruits that persist well into the finish on a platform of crisp acidity. This is a wine that screams for rich seafood. I just had this at a winemaker dinner in Copenhagen paired with Crab Rilette on toasted rye bread in a chutney of apples and truffles that was finished with a lobster syrup. Feel like something a little...uh...less complicated? Try with poached halibut or sole topped with a cream sauce, steamed lobster and corn on the cob, or if the ocean isn't on the menu tonight, mom's chicken casserole recipe.

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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

External Reviews for Hahn Chardonnay Monterey

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

Tangy, with juicy, ripe citrus and pineapple flavors and a smoky, toasty edge and a hint of fresh mint. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

Quite a nice Chardonnay, especially at this price. It's elegant and crisp, with a mineral undertow to the pineapple, buttered toast and honeysuckle flavors. Easy to like for its balance. S.H.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

The rooster on the label has something to crow about, as inside the bottle you will find a silky smooth Chardonnay highlighting flavors of toast and honey.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

Extraordinarily ripe fruit has been joined to lavish oak to make a big, strong Chard. The flavors are opulent mango, papaya and pineapple, and the oak is forward in spice, vanilla and buttered toast. There's an undertow of lees, joined to crisp acidity. Yummy stuff.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

Tropical and vibrant with pleasing aromas of apple, pears, and banana bread. Comes across with a juicy freshness and a ripe, flavorful finish.


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

This is a full-spectrum wine showing distinct aromas of apricot, peach and pineapple balanced on a delicate thread of oak. The palate is a lush mélange of green apple and tropical fruits that persist well into the finish on a platform of crisp acidity. This is a wine that screams for rich seafood. I just had this at a winemaker dinner in Copenhagen paired with Crab Rilette on toasted rye bread in a chutney of apples and truffles that was finished with a lobster syrup. Feel like something a little…uh…less complicated? Try with poached halibut or sole topped with a cream sauce, steamed lobster and corn on the cob, or if the ocean isn’t on the menu tonight, mom’s chicken casserole recipe.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
07/12/2011

This is a good value in Chardonnay because it's quite rich and layered, with tiers of fruit that wash over the palate. There's a nice, earthy note, and also a good dose of oak. Finishes with a trace of bitterness.


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This is a full-spectrum wine showing distinct aromas of apricot, peach and pineapple balanced on a delicate thread of oak. The palate is a lush mélange of green apple and tropical fruits that persist well into the finish on a platform of crisp acidity. This is a wine that screams for rich seafood. I just had this at a winemaker dinner in Copenhagen paired with Crab Rilette on toasted rye bread in a chutney of apples and truffles that was finished with a lobster syrup. Feel like something a little...uh...less complicated? Try with poached halibut or sole topped with a cream sauce, steamed lobster and corn on the cob, or if the ocean isn't on the menu tonight, mom's chicken casserole recipe.

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