Ahti Hash is the solventless processing arm of Ahti Farms, a Sonoma County-based, indoor living soil cultivator producing high grade, single source, full melt hash and rosin. Together, in collaboration with fellow Sonoma County sungrown cultivator Luma Farms, they’ve recently brought this gorgeous, funky and fruity rosin to market.
This Luma Melons 90u rosin has a stunningly beautiful clarity and is an enticing light gold hue, which is a telltale sign of what’s considered to be ‘fresh-pressed’ consistency. The term 90u refers to the size of the screen used to capture the trichome heads, which then get pressed into rosin – and the best of the best is found in the 90u-120u range. Fresh-pressed means the product was not whipped, blended or otherwise homogenized after being pressed.
The nose on this special hash is a sweet, fruity, floral, strawberry-esque aroma, but this fresh-pressed 90u’s special terps are largely encapsulated inside the oil, and will only be fully realized once dabbed. Upon agitating the product, I was thrilled to discover a lovely sap-like, pull and snap consistency, which was easy to manipulate. Fresh-pressed can often end up as a shatter-like consistency, especially when cold.
A low temp dab taken from clean quartz reveals a lightweight and minimally expansive vapor, packing a cacophony of funky honeydew melons, grape taffy, grassy earth, classic OG Kush, lemon and pine – one of the more interesting and layered expressions I’ve come across anywhere.
Both aesthetically appealing and full-flavored, this rosin is a real treat, and offers a mashup of profiles that reflect both the beauty and diversity of Sonoma County’s distinctly unique terroir.
This Luma Melons 90u is an excellent representation of the quality one would expect to be coming out of Sonoma’s lush environment – checking all the boxes to be considered an A-grade solventless offering – and leaving me excited to sample more of Ahti and Luma’s masterful work.
This article was originally published in the November 2021 issue of California Leaf.
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