100% Pinot Noir from California.
SRP of $14 and available for as low as $12. Sample received courtesy Hahn Winery for review purposes.
From the bottle:
"Hahn Winery began in 1980 through the vision of Nicky Gaby Hahn. Still family owned and operated, the Monterey County winery has been producing wine for over 30 years. The Hahns' children, Philip and Caroline, share their parents' pioneering spirit and passion for wine. As the next generation of leadership, they represent the family's continuing commitment to high quality, handcrafted wines.Excellent Pinot Noir under $20 is a tough nut to crack. We discovered some nice ones in our Hunt for the Best Pinot Noir Under $20 series, which featured a number of Recommended Buys; however, we failed to find one worthy of our highest recommendation -- the Bulk Buy. That ends today...introducing your new go-to Pinot Noir for (well) under $20.
The 2011 Hahn Winery California Pinot Noir begins with a really nice aroma of ripe dark berries, lavender, baking spice and a little smoke. Tasting this smooth and fairly fruit forward wine reveals black cherry and other mixed berries with a nice underlying layer of spice and a little black pepper. Words don't really do this wine justice but delicious is the best single word to describe it. It ends with just the right amount of spice on the fruity, medium-long finish. It held up just as well on day 2. This would be a great wine for a BBQ or any other occasion for that matter! Bulk Buy!
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Taste Rating: 9 Cost Rating: 7
Overall Rating: 8.5
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