Hahn Cabernet Sauvignon
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Dark in color and brooding in the glass, the Hahn Estates 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon leads with light aromatics of plum, spice and cedar followed by a whiff of black olive on the nose.
The flavors are much brighter than the appearance and soft perfume indicates. Ripe red fruits, predominately raspberry, and bittersweet chocolate hit the frontal palate before spreading out across the tongue in a broad mélange of earthy flavors that finish with a soft tang. The tannins in the background are picked up by the solid acidity of a small amount of Petit Verdot blended in to sustain the moderate grip well after the wine has dissipated.
The fruit for this wine, primarily from Paso Robles, provides intense, dark-fruit-flavored berries with a solid core of acidity. This wine is excellent with prime rib and fresh horseradish which is tamed appropriately by the balanced tannins. It will also stand up to bold Italian pasta slathered in a meaty tomato-based sauce or barbequed short-ribs covered in a tangy marinade.
The Central Coast AVA is a large American Viticultural Area that spans from Santa Barbara County to the San Francisco Bay Area. With around 100,000 acres planted, Chardonnay accounts for more then half of the total plantings. Within this larger AVA are several smaller appellations that share the same cooling influence from the Pacific Ocean. These include Arroyo Grande Valley AVA Arroyo Seco AVA Carmel Valley AVA Chalone AVA Cienega Valley AVA Contra Costa County AVA Edna Valley AVA Hames Valley AVA Lime Kiln AVA Livermore Valley AVA Monterey AVA Monterey County AVA Pacheco Pass AVA Paicines AVA Paso Robles AVA San Antonio Valley AVA San Benito AVA San Bernabe AVA San Francisco Bay AVA San Lucas AVA San Luis Obispo County AVA San Ysidro District AVA Santa Barbara County AVA Santa Clara County AVA Santa Clara Valley AVA Santa Cruz County AVA Santa Lucia Highlands AVA Santa Maria Valley AVA Santa Ynez Valley AVA Sta. Rita Hills AVA York Mountain AVA