Hahn SLH Chardonnay greets the nose with citrus, stone fruit and hints of banana and vanilla. A viscous mouthfeel with welcoming acidity that showcases stone fruits, citrus and hints of apple and spices.
98% Lone Oak Vineyard, 2% Smith Vineyard.
A dry and sunny year for Santa Lucia Highlands, however below average temperatures remained over the region through the end of May and into June. Gusty, northwesterly jet streams caused upwelling of very cold water in the Monterey Bay. This wind and cold water impacted the Salinas Valley day and nighttime temperatures. As most vineyards were in bloom during that period, the cooler temperatures caused an elongation of the typical time it takes for the fruit to set.
Production Notes 100% Chardonnay
Winemaker Notes After being carefully picked and precisely sorted for quality, the grapes were pressed off their skins and fermented entirely in small French oak barrels. We then hand-stirred the wine on its lees every three weeks for the 12 months this Chardonnay aged in barrel. Our winemaker, Paul Clifton, selected the barrels he felt best expressed the aromas, flavors and texture of the Santa Lucia Highlands.