Today we check out a 2009 pinot noir from California’s Santa Lucia Highlands area. Price – that’s a mystery, to be revealed below.
Whoo!! Baby, this wine is hot. Actually, it’s slightly chilled, for maximum enjoyment. But Paris Hilton and anybody else with taste buds will tell you, Hahn SLH pinot is hot. Spicy. Bright, fruit-forward, and interesting. Smells like caramel and rhubarb. Tastes like spiced dark raspberries and cola. Medium-bodied and sensual in your mouth. Missing the floral notes of many French and Oregon pinots.
I don’t know the price, because Hahn sent it to me. I’m going to guess. An Oregon pinot like this would be $40, except there are no Oregon pinots like this. Since this is from the up-and-coming Santa Lucia Highlands, I’ll say lower. Even though its taste could easily command $30, I’ll say $23 because Hahn wines seem to be a great value in general.
Google search . . . and the price is: a range from $22 to $30. Averaging the prices I found, this is a $25 wine. So I was close. Whatever price you find, I hereby decree this explosively delicious pinot to be: