Today we review a 2009 cabernet sauvignon from California’s central coast that includes 10% merlot and costs $10 – $11.
OK I am a little confused about “Hahn Estates” vs. “Hahn Winery.” At the Winery part of their website, you see both Winery and Estates wines for sale. Also, the Estates label seems to now be called “Hahn SLH Estate”, just for fun. [EDIT: I spoke with Hahn. For their normal, basic wines, Hahn Estates is the old name and Hahn Winery is the new name. Hahn SLH Estate is their "upscale" label."]
This $11 cabernet from Hahn WINERY is really good. Right now it’s noon, and I just poured myself a little glass, after having sampled it last night. I like it that much — willing to risk the self-loathing that comes from drinking at home, at noon, on a Tuesday. (“What has my life come to? Am I going to be OK?”) This easy, medium-bodied cab tastes nice and fresh, with lovely dark flavors of blackberry and unsweetened chocolate, balanced by prominent tannins that will suck the moisture out of your mouth faster than chewing up a piece of chalk. It tastes serious. Not a fruit bomb. Not a party wine, more of a steak dinner kind of deal.