Hahn ‘Appellation Series’ – Grenache + Syrah + Mourvèdre; Arroyo Seco, California; 2021 

 December 4, 2023

By  rackhouse

The grapes for this wine are sourced from vineyards in the Arroyo Seco appellation of Monterey County. Located south of the Santa Lucia Highlands, these vineyards sit on a gravelly alluvial plain with rocky soils that foster excellent drainage. Arroyo Seco, one of the smallest AVAs in California, is a hidden gem, boasting one of the longest growing seasons in the state. Cool winds channeling South from Monterey Bay through the Salinas Valley ensure gradual ripening, full development of vibrant fruit flavors, and bright acidity.

Picked late in the evening, the grapes were destemmed into stainless steel tanks for fermentation. The wine was pumped over several times daily for maximum color, aromatics, and flavor extraction. After about two weeks the wine was pressed off the skins, settled, and racked into French oak barrels to age for 11 months.

Ruby red, this wine bursts with aromas of strawberry and blueberry with a touch of lavender and white pepper. On the palate, layers of cherry, blueberry, blackberry, and warm spice are complemented by a round mouthfeel and velvety tannins.

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