Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Hahn Winery Santa Lucia Highlands 2009 Chardonnay

Hahn Winery Santa Lucia Highlands 2009 Chardonnay, $9.34-$13.99, 88 points, was golden in color, the aroma a toasty almond, vanilla, and a hint of tomato.
The nose rode on a medium bodied mouth-feel with good acidity and translated well onto the palate with the aroma flavors, and additionally, there were hints of white grape and butter.

The wine finished with the diminished flavors and added a hint of ginger.
Hahn continues to prove that it is an excellent winery in the "everyday" wine category, but not having tasted Hahn's Smith and Hook Cabernets or their Lucienne Pinot Noir wines, I'll have to wait to taste these higher-end wines before judging whether that consistency carries throughout their wines.


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  1. Hahn is my go-to label. While I'm not a fan of this style of Chard, I didn't mind the Hahn SLH Chard at all. I found it had a bit more balance, but having said that, I'll probably never buy it again. I just don't care for oaked Chardonnay enough.

    The Smith & Hook Cab is incredible, & Lucienne PN rocks. I buy the S&H fairly often. We just had the Hahn GSM about 2 weeks ago & it was a huge hit with my friends. For the buck, you'll be hard pressed to find a more solid wine than any of the Hahn reds. (And no, this isn't one of "our" wines, but I have a strong connection.)

    1. It's a good thing that we come to trust in a winery!
      I have the Hahn GSM in the cellar with a few others which I'm looking forward to tasting blind, but if my "brothers" in wine tasting don't get their butts over here soon. . .

    2. Ah, screw your "brothers" - at under $16, you should drink it whenever the mood strikes!