Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Hayman & Hill Russian River Chardonnay, 2007

This is a spicy Russian River Chardonnay, not as oaky as the Toasted Head but in a similar style. The color is deep gold for a 2007 but that has more to do with the winemaking style than maturity. The smells and flavors are tinged with apples, nutmeg and cinnamon with a fresh citric edge at the front and back. The oak is clearly present but under control. For $11.99 at D&W Market, it's a decent value; for $18.99, the regular price, there are better values.

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