Hahn Estate SLH Chardonnay 2018
Reminiscent of golden delicious apples, mango, ripe apricots, and hints of toast on the nose, this Chardonnay's mouthwatering acidity balances the slight creaminess that comes from its barrel aging and batonage. Its delicate structure on the palate leads to a round finish with lingering notes of Bosc pear and marzipan. A wonderful complement to a light mango and lobster salad or a hearty spaghetti alfredo.
Hahn SLH Estate is one of several brands owned by Hahn Estates. Nicolaus ("Nicky") and Gaby Hahn found their first vineyards in the late '70s in Monterey County. In 1988, sensing the potential of the region, Nicky Hahn advocated a new wine appellation and his pioneering effort ultimately led to the creation of one of the most exciting and highly lauded U.S. wine appellations today—the Santa Lucia Highlands (SLH). The Hahn SLH Estate, with over 650 vineyard acres in the Santa Lucia Highlands, represents a tradition of excellence in winemaking, green business practices, and sustainable farming. A blend of clones 76 and 96, the grapes were whole-cluster pressed and 100% barrel fermented. Handcrafted from vineyard to bottle, this Chardonnay is a limited production wine, with a rich, complex, and nutty character.