2016 Hahn SLH Chardonnay

2016 Hahn SLH Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Santa Lucia Highlands
Acid
.57g/100ml
pH
3.57
Aging
30% NEW FRENCH OAK 70% NEUTRAL OAK AGED FOR ELEVEN MONTHS
Alcohol %
14.5
3 In Stock
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$25.00
 
SKU: WHSCH167512

Hahn SLH Chardonnay has crisp aromas of honeysuckle, vanilla, hints of citrus and banana. Full bodied flavors with viscous, round mouth-feel of citrus balances the acidic finish.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Santa Lucia Highlands
Acid
.57g/100ml
pH
3.57
Aging
30% NEW FRENCH OAK 70% NEUTRAL OAK AGED FOR ELEVEN MONTHS
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
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.
Vineyard Notes
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.
Food Pairing Notes
Dijon-Tarragon Cream Chicken