Hahn Pinot Noir 2011

Here is one of the beauties we enjoyed at our table, this past Thanksgiving weekend; Hahn Pinot Noir Monterey 2011, from California. It was a perfect match for our dinner, given its play on red berries and spice.

The Hahn vineyards come with an interesting history being a converted horse and cattle ranch and it spans over 1000 acres in Monterey County.

On colour, the Hahn Pinot Noir Monterey 2011 holds a ruby red hue.  On the nose, scents of cherry, strawberry and peppers are apparent.  On the palate, you’ll pick up vanilla, oak, cherry and bell pepper.  A truly enjoyable wine

If you pick up this wine and are like me, you’ll wonder why a rooster garners the label of this Hahn Pinot Noir.  In doing a bit of research around the vineyard, we learned that Hahn means rooster in German, and as a result, the rooster is a representation and a remembrance of the families European history.

This wine retails at the LCBO for $18.95.

We gave this wine a score of 3.5 out of 5.