From allowing the grapes to mature to their finest peak of ripeness, to finding harmony between work and play, Hangtime reflects that balance. Winemaker Tony Coltrin sources fruit from California appellations that meet the Hangtime flavor profile, delivering fresh, flavorful, well-balanced wines of exceptional finesse and value.
Although "hang time" may evoke an image of folks on their day off, sipping wine and relaxing in the sun, the name actually refers to the amount of time the grapes spend hanging on the vines. The longer grapes spend on the vine, the more time they have to develop the concentrated fruit character that results in wines of distinctive, delicious varietal expression. Vineyards have to be warm enough to fully ripen grapes, yet cool enough to prolong this ripening while maintaining the kind of natural acidity that balances rich fruit flavor.
Our Hangtime portfolio of wines includes a Central Coast Chardonnay, a Pinot Noir and a Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from select California microclimates, and a single-vineyard Pinot Noir. Our Force Canyon Vineyard Pinot Noir comes from Arroyo Seco, located in the center of Monterey County, which is recognized as having one of California's longest growing seasons.