2017 Hahn Estate Chardonnay
Inviting aromas of pear, peach, lemongrass and green apple with hints of butterscotch and vanilla. The palate is energized by tropical fruits, pear, and peach with hints of toffee and oak wrapped in balanced acidity with a creamy, long finish.
Grapes for this wine are estate grown in the Arroyo Seco appellation of Monterey County. A hidden gem, located below the Santa Lucia Highlands, these vineyards sit on a gravelly alluvial plain with rocky soils fostering excellent drainage. Cool winds channeling South from Monterey Bay through the Salinas Valley ensure gradual ripening, full development of vibrant fruit flavors and bright acidity.
100% French oak barrels. A mix of 25% new, balance neutral, integrates subtle notes of vanilla and oak in the wine. On lees 10 months, barrels were stirred regularly, resulting in creamy notes and enhanced texture.