Smith & & Hook White wines are a “sister brand” of the Hahn family’s estate. Founders Nicky Hahn and his spouse Gaby Hahn initially planted vineyards back in the 1970s, and thanks to them, the Santa Lucia Highlands has gathered so much regard as a white wine area. They put it on the map.
Nicky Hahn, born in Switzerland, died in 2018 and left an unbelievable wine making legacy. Philip Hahn, Nicky’s child, had a successful profession on Wall Street however eventually returned to his agricultural roots in Soledad to take the helm as chairman of Hahn Household Red Wines. He has run the business considering that 2007.
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve ($45) is a premium white wine made with fruit sourced from 3 different Paso Robles vineyards. “This Reserve white wine is hand-harvested from treasured, sun-drenched vineyards,” states the group at Smith & & Hook. The result is an intensely flavored wine with “excellent structure and naturally balanced acidity.”
Aged in French oak, this beautiful crimson white wine has scents of cherries, cassis, cedar, warm gravel and graphite– resulting in plum, leather and tobacco accents. Expressive and tasty, the white wine likewise features blackberry, dark cherry, cassis and mocha layers. It is really a stunning white wine– and I’m just going to pour myself another glass!
If you go to the estate in Soledad, spectacular views of their Santa Lucia Highlands estate vineyards and the greater Salinas Valley and Gabilan Range are yours to behold– a glass of red wine in hand! Or head to their tasting room in Carmel-by-the-Sea.
Hahn Household White Wines, 37700 Foothill Road, Soledad. 831-678-4555. smithandhook.com.Carmel-by-the-Sea, Carmel Plaza on Ocean Opportunity. 831-250-7937. Spring Red Wine Walk The Downtown Association Santa
Cruz holds the next
Red wine Stroll 3-6pm, Sunday, May 1. This fun event not only supports our local wineries however is an intro to numerous stores, day spas and beauty parlors whose websites you may not have actually entered previously. downtownsantacruz.com.