Thursday, October 15, 2009

Hahn Estates Meritage Central Coast 2006

From Monterey, California, a Meritage is a Bordeaux style blend using Cabernet and Merlot... this one also has Petit Verdot and Malbec in the mix. On the nose a thick and intense syrupy aroma of ripe cherries, with juicy flavors showing herbal influence, swathed in violet powder and a mild vegetal edge. Tried this at a tasting at The Wine Room of Forest Hills last weekend.

1 comment:

SIPtheGoodLife said...

Great pick! I’ve always enjoyed wines from Hahn. I became even more excited about this winery when I found out that many of their 2008 releases have been SIP™ (Sustainability in Practice) Certified. In order to receive this certification the growers must go through a rigorous process to prove their continuing commitment to environmental stewardship, social equity, and economic vitality. The SIP™ program takes into consideration energy conservation, erosion control, pest management, human resource practices, and more. Consumers should look for the SIP™ certified seal on bottles; this seal signals that the wine you are drinking contains 85% or more certified fruit. Keep drinking those SIP™ wines so we can hope to see even more make their debuts in the future.

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