Hahn Winery

SLH Santa Lucia Highlands Estate Grown Pinot Noir

9.0735 ratings
9.046 pro ratings
Santa Lucia Highlands, Central Coast, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Founder Nicky Hahn, grew up speaking German. In his native language, the word ‘Hahn’ means rooster, which is why a depiction of this bird has always graced the label of his wines. Aromas of dark berry fruits with sweet dried spice notes. On the palate cherry and blueberry with oaky notes, cacao and sweet spice. Fine grippy tannins, savory, lingering ending with fruit and mineral tones. Nice value!

Founder Nicky Hahn, grew up speaking German. In his native language, the word ‘Hahn’ means rooster, which is why a depiction of this bird has always graced the label of his wines. Aromas of dark berry fruits with sweet dried spice notes. On the palate cherry and blueberry with oaky notes, cacao and sweet spice. Fine grippy tannins, savory, lingering ending with fruit and mineral tones. Nice value!

Jul 9th, 2019
Jerae Knutson

DuMOL Member Services

9.2

Love this lighter fruity Pinot Noir. Black cherry, cola, a bit of spice

Love this lighter fruity Pinot Noir. Black cherry, cola, a bit of spice

Nov 7th, 2017
Daniel P. Drake

Tonight I have opened the 2013 Hahn SLH Pinot Noir at the request of a close wine friend Dominus. I picked this up this afternoon to give it a go and I am glad I did. Thanks Dom for the suggestion.

On the nose there is nice fruit of cranberry and red raspberry. There are notes of clove, cola, hints of caramel and dusty soil.

The palate has a medium mouth feel with notes of cranberry, cherry, cola, nice vanilla, mushroom and a touch of oak. There is a medium + acidity more on the + side with medium low tannins that are smooth and pleasing.

Tonight I have opened the 2013 Hahn SLH Pinot Noir at the request of a close wine friend Dominus. I picked this up this afternoon to give it a go and I am glad I did. Thanks Dom for the suggestion.

On the nose there is nice fruit of cranberry and red raspberry. There are notes of clove, cola, hints of caramel and dusty soil.

The palate has a medium mouth feel with notes of cranberry, cherry, cola, nice vanilla, mushroom and a touch of oak. There is a medium + acidity more on the + side with medium low tannins that are smooth and pleasing.

7 people found it helpfulMar 26th, 2016
Julian Mercado

Co-Founder CorkExclusive

8.9

WE 91

WE 91

2 people found it helpfulSep 25th, 2014
Kristin the Wine Girl

Holiday spice and cran-pom infused with the baked cherry notes. Fuller bodied Pinot the delivers complexity and a hint of char-grilling.

Holiday spice and cran-pom infused with the baked cherry notes. Fuller bodied Pinot the delivers complexity and a hint of char-grilling.

1 person found it helpfulAug 1st, 2021
liquidmiami

Well rounded Jelly nose on smell. Metallic light body is more forward than the fruit on taste. Mild alcohol presence with slightly stingy finish. May be a good compliment to a fatty or strong cheese as it has a cutting quality that may wipe that palate. Price point is slightly high for the taste of experience. The smell is the better step of this liquid journey. Perhaps it’s attributed to more lighter fruit such as strawberry and less deep ness from darker fruits.

Well rounded Jelly nose on smell. Metallic light body is more forward than the fruit on taste. Mild alcohol presence with slightly stingy finish. May be a good compliment to a fatty or strong cheese as it has a cutting quality that may wipe that palate. Price point is slightly high for the taste of experience. The smell is the better step of this liquid journey. Perhaps it’s attributed to more lighter fruit such as strawberry and less deep ness from darker fruits.

1 person found it helpfulJun 6th, 2021
Boris Mathiszik

Nice CA Pinot. Hear many good things about the appellation. Need to explore further. Plenty of fruit, nicely balanced with minerals and tannins.

Nice CA Pinot. Hear many good things about the appellation. Need to explore further. Plenty of fruit, nicely balanced with minerals and tannins.

1 person found it helpfulDec 8th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

Nicky Hahn, grew up speaking German, his native language, the word ‘Hahn’ means rooster, which is why a depiction of this bird has always graced the label of his wines. Aromas of berry fruits and spicy floral notes. On the palate tart raspberry and cherry flavors with herb tea and a touch of pepper spice. Fine soft tannins on lingering finish ending with toasty earthy mineral tones. Nice value.

Nicky Hahn, grew up speaking German, his native language, the word ‘Hahn’ means rooster, which is why a depiction of this bird has always graced the label of his wines. Aromas of berry fruits and spicy floral notes. On the palate tart raspberry and cherry flavors with herb tea and a touch of pepper spice. Fine soft tannins on lingering finish ending with toasty earthy mineral tones. Nice value.

1 person found it helpfulJun 27th, 2019
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2014 / very broad smell with lots of expressions. Tasted blind only one taster @Berry Marinussen recognised #pinotnoir. Frivolous and exciting. Nice bitters. #usa

Vintage 2014 / very broad smell with lots of expressions. Tasted blind only one taster @Berry Marinussen recognised #pinotnoir. Frivolous and exciting. Nice bitters. #usa

1 person found it helpfulOct 20th, 2018
Matt Sterr

Pleasant and balanced. This SLH PN is estate grown. Nice raspberry and cherry fruit.

Pleasant and balanced. This SLH PN is estate grown. Nice raspberry and cherry fruit.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 2nd, 2018