Hahn’s latest releases from its SLH line are here, both made with estate fruit from the Santa Lucia Highlands.
2016 Hahn SLH Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highands – Surprisingly sweet on the attack, with an overload of red berries, sweet cream, tangerine, and some spice notes. While it carries some interesting flavors, the whole thing comes off as a bit overcooked. Better with food than on its own. A huge departure from 2015’s expression. B / $20
2016 Hahn SLH Chardonnay Santa Lucia Highlands – A typical oak bomb from Hahn’s SLH line, utterly blown out with pungent notes of the barrel. Beyond that, it’s quite green, with overtones of cloves, mushrooms, and burnt butter, a charred note lingering on the tongue. B- / $20