This is our Hahn Pinot Noir review.
California is known for its Pinot Noir, as they were the first winemakers to bring the varietal to America.
Are you after a silky and round Pinot Noir with dark and red fruit flavors of dark cherry, ripe strawberry, and cola?
And what if I tell you that it pairs well with a vast variety of dishes and it’s quite gentle on your wallet too?
Well, this is the wine you have been looking for! We liked it a lot!
Find below our Hahn Pinot Noir full review along with our food pairings recommendations, serving tips, curiosity, and where you can buy it.
Our Hahn Pinot Noir Review
Hahn Pinot Noir review: What's its color?
Hahn Pinot Noir wine has a garnet color with thin slowly falling legs.
If you want to know more about how to taste wine and the lingo that goes with it, check out this article: How To Taste Wine Like a Pro in 4 Steps.
What does Hahn Pinot Noir taste like?
Hahn Pinot Noir is entirely made from Pinot Noir grapes.
Is Hahn Pinot Noir sweet?
No, it’s not sweet. Hahn Pinot Noir wine is a dry wine.
Dry wine contains less than 15 g/L.
Learn more about wine sweetness level here.
Hahn Pinot Noir review: Which food pairs well with it?
Hahn Pinot Noir is a very versatile wine when it comes down to food pairings.
We find it pairs well with earthy and strong flavors.
Classic appetizers are mushroom pizza, mushroom agnolotti, and caramelized cauliflower to name some.
Meat wise you have wide selection here from duck, roasted chicken, pork, rabbit, and beef bourguignon for example.
If you are a cheese lover our recommendations for you are Taleggio (wash-rind), Comte, Ceddar (semi-hard) or Pecorino (hard).
Hahn Pinot Noir review: What's its alcohol content?
Hahn Pinot Noir wine’s alcohol content is 14.5%.
In case you wonder about alcohol content or more precisely Alcohol By Volume, i.e. ABV, measure the alcoholic strength of a drink.
There is a direct relationship between the sugar left in the wine after the alcoholic fermentation has taken place, i.e. Residual Sugar or RS, and ABV.
During alcoholic fermentation, the yeast transforms the sugar in the grape juice into alcohol.
Grapes with high residual sugar will therefore produce dry wine with a high ABV.
How many calories are in a glass of Hahn Pinot Noir wine?
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture  a 5-ounce glass will contain about 120 to 130 calories.
Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram. So a wine with high ABV will have a higher calories per glass than a wine with low ABV.
Furthermore, sugar contributes to the calorie count.
A dry wine will usually have 4 calories per grams vs a sweet wine that will have around 20 calories per grams of carbs, which include sugar.
What is Hahn?
Here is an extract from the Hahn website itself:
“Here at Hahn Family Wines, we’re proud to be a family-owned-and-operated winery.
Our founders Nicky and Gaby Hahn first came to the Santa Lucia Highlands in the late 1970s.
We all produce world-class fruit from well-managed vineyards.
We deserve therefore our own recognition with our own premium price and exciting marketable appellation that wine writers can discover, laud and praise.“
California is known for its Pinot Noir. For around $10-15 you’ll get a good bottle of wine.
Dark cherry, ripe strawberry, cola, and a spicy finish will complement many dishes from veggie, pasta, a vast variety of red meats, and our beloved cheeses.
Try it with mushroom pizza, roasted chicken, or cheddar cheese and it’ll be a delight. At least it was for me!
If you have never tried it, I’m not entirely sure what are you still waiting for?
Once you had it, we’d love to know your opinion, so reach out and let’s know what you think! Enjoy!