Cock-A-Doodle-Do

No I am not writing a nursery rhyme for this post, the “cock” mentioned in the title belongs to the Hahn Estates wine label as hahn is the German word for rooster.  Okay, now that we are done with our vocabulary lesson for the day on to the wine.  If you are looking for a very nice, good value, Bordeaux blend from California, look no further than the 2006 Hahn Estates Meritage. At around $16 retail, this wine delivers great components from all the grapes that make up this blend. The leader of the blend at 33% is Merlot from the St. Lucia Highlands, followed by 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19 % Petit Verdot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 7% Malbec. Although the oak on this was very well integrated and did not make it’s presence known, the wine spent 11 months in 69% new, 11% one year old and 16% neutral French Oaks. 

 

hahn-meritageMy Tasting Notes –

 

Nose – raspberry, cassis, bacon, cinnamon, raw Bok Choy

Taste – cherry, leather, prune, and a rustic vibe

Mouthfeel – medium to full body, round in the middle with nice acidity

Finish – smooth and round with dusty tannins

 

 

I picked this wine up as a sample from Lisa de Bruin who works on the Hahn marketing team while I was at the Wine Bloggers Conference in Santa Rosa. Lisa is very big into the social media scene and you follow her on Twitter as @winedivergirl or visit her blog California Life: Better Than Happy Hour.

 

Cheers!

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5 thoughts on “Cock-A-Doodle-Do

  1. Only a vegetarian would find notes of bok choy… 😉

  2. vcuspoon

    haha – i love bok choy! it was very evident though on the tail end of the nose! 🙂

  3. I found your blog on MSN Search. Nice writing. I will check back to read more.

    Eric Hundin

  4. Does that mean it goes with Asian Fusion too!? Yum.

  5. Not only Bok CHoy – RAW bok choy. Must be the rooster. BWAK CHOY!

    I have to say, when I first tasted this wine I was indifferent – but I will try it again!

    http://lusciouslushes.com/2008/11/19/wordpress-ate-my-homeworkgive-them-a-hahn/</href?

    * 2006 Central Coast Meritage – Very nice dusty cabernet nose. Very fruity, a lot of plum & blackberry on the front palate. Long cab franc finish, but not very deep, with hints of plum tarte. Blend is 33% Merlot, 30% Cab Sav, 19% Pet Verdot, 11% cab franc, 7% malbec. Not very interesting but great value at $10.99. C+

    Based on your thoughts and Winedivergirl’s thoughts that I am on crack, I will be opening the baby this week for another shot.

    Cheers!

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