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Nicky Hahn led an amazing life. His parents fled Nazi Germany and he was born in Switzerland. He inherited his father’s acumen in business and numbers and worked in many places around the globe. He eventually moved to California and began working in an industry he knew virtually nothing about. He decided to grow grapes for wine, not in Napa or Sonoma, but in a place with somewhat of a bad reputation for viticulture, the Santa Lucia Highlands, and the Salinas Valley. He was truly a pioneer in the wine biz and along the way spearheaded the ascendancy of this now famous region. He recognized the ability of the SLH to grow world-class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay while also finding great places to grow Cabernet Sauvignon in the Central Coast. Mr. Hahn passed away at 81 earlier this year.

What makes this region so special is summed up in the words of Nicky’s son, Phillip who is now the head of Hahn Vineyards, “Nowhere in the grape growing world do you find the combination of Burgundian weather and California sunshine.” I’ll drink to that!

Cheers!

-Bill the Wine Guy

 


 

Hahn Chardonnay Monterey County
Hahn Chardonnay
“Tropical aromas of banana, lemongrass, citrus, and orange zest. Bright acidity with viscous, luscious mouth-feel contributes to the wine’s clean finish. An immaculate pairing with bay scallop chowder, fruited curry chicken salad, grilled marinated shrimp.” – Winemaker Notes
Regular Price $17.99
Rewards Price $12.96 750ml
Prices good thru June 28th, 2018

 


 

Hahn GSM Central Coast
Hahn_GSM_2014 “Enticing aromas of blueberry and strawberry jam come to the fore followed by cedar and a hint of exotic spice. The palate delivers layers of bright cherry, strawberry, white pepper, and cinnamon. A poised balance of acidity and tannins carry through to its smooth finish. Pair with pork tenderloin, spicy sausage pizza, and seared lamb chop.” – Winemaker Notes
Regular Price $17.99
Rewards Price $12.96 750ml
Prices good thru June 28th, 2018

 


 

Hahn Pinot Noir Monterey County
Hahn Pinot Noir
“This wine’s bouquet charms with scents of bright cherry, red fruit, and cedar with slightly toasty notes. On the palate, round soft tannins with a mouth full of cherry flavors, finishing with mellow acidity.” – Winemaker Notes
Regular Price $17.99
Rewards Price $12.96 750ml
Prices good thru June 28th, 2018

 


 

Smith & Hook Cabernet Sauvignon Central Coast
Smith and Hook Cab
Opulent aromas of blackberry and cherry, accompanied by vanilla and toasted oak. The refined yet robust palate is full-bodied, lush and structured with layers of black fruit and toasted oak.
Regular Price $27.99
Rewards Price $19.96 750ml
Prices good thru June 28th, 2018
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