Hayman & Hill Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County 2008

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Wine Enthusiast Review Rated 90 BEST BUY Smooth and dry, this Merlot seems designed to stand alongside food, rather t...

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Lakewood, OH (280 mi)
USD 12.99
750ml
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Barnyard smells,woodsy aromas,little fruit on the nose. the palate extends to red cherry fruit and strawberry, raspberry nice acidity with some ear... Read more

Purchased 3/15/08 at Bottle Pass Liquors in Fraser, CO for 17.27. A lighter styled PN, but well made, with light purple color, raspberries, plum an... Read more

A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2008 Hayman & Hill Pinot Noir Reserve Selection 750ml Read more

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Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 07/12/2010

Barnyard smells,woodsy aromas,little fruit on the nose. the palate extends to red cherry fruit and strawberry, raspberry nice acidity with some earthiness underneath, classic pinot finish


Snooth User: schellbe
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 10/07/2009

Purchased 3/15/08 at Bottle Pass Liquors in Fraser, CO for 17.27. A lighter styled PN, but well made, with light purple color, raspberries, plum and spice flavors and a litlle vanilla in the background. Definitely worth the price.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/13/2011

A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2008 Hayman & Hill Pinot Noir Reserve Selection 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2006 04/01/2008

Hayman And Hill Santa Lucia Highlands You could easily spend $50 or more for a Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir. But this tremendous value will set you back a mere $17. Hayman \& Hill is named for David Hayman, an Australian winemaker who's senior vice president of Pacific Wine Partners and Dennis Hill, chief winemaker for Blackstone. The duo collaborates on the winemaking and source the fruit from some of California's best-known appellations. The fruit for this Pinot Noir comes from the heart of the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA, an appellation made famous by the likes of Pisoni, Roar and Testarossa. But where those wines can be so big that they almost don't taste like Pinot Noir, the Hayman and Hill comes down firmly on the pretty and elegant side of Pinot. Bright cherry and strawberry flavors dominate, with fine structure and good acidity on the finish. In a blind tasting, this wine won out over many of its higher priced counterparts.


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Vintage: 2005 10/16/2008

You could easily spend $50 or more for a Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir. But this tremendous value will set you back a mere $14. Hayman & Hill falls under the Constellation Wines umbrella and is named for David Hayman, an Australian winemaker who’s senior vice president of Pacific Wine Partners (a Constellation division), and Dennis Hill, chief winemaker for Blackstone (part of the Pacific Wine Partners portfolio). The duo collaborate on the winemaking and source the fruit from some of California’s best-known appellations, so there’s a Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, and so on. The fruit for this Pinot Noir comes from the heart of the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA, an appellation made famous by the likes of Pisoni, Roar and Testarossa. But where those wines can be so big that they almost don’t taste like Pinot Noir, the Hayman & Hill comes down firmly on the pretty side of Pinot. It has plenty of bright cherry and strawberry flavors, and there’s enough structure to allow the wine to pair well with foods like salmon and roast chicken.


Ratings & Tags for Hayman & Hill Pinot Noir Santa Barbara County

126967 Snooth User: TUDOR
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3.00 5
2006 02/03/2010

186823 Snooth User: Stey921
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4.00 5
2006 05/10/2010

195376 Snooth User: fukuisan
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4.00 5
2006 06/10/2009

Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Enthusiast Review Rated 90 BEST BUY Smooth and dry, this Merlot seems designed to stand alongside food, rather than try and be a food group of its own. It has an earthy, herbaceous quality, with suggestions of cherries and red currants, and a rich scour of tannins. All that gives it a real Bordeaux quality. Wine Tasting Notes Lifted strawberry and sweet ripe raspberry characters attack you on the nose and palate. Subtle dusty overtones with a sweet smokiness help to make this a powerful yet elegant Pinot with plenty of class. Perfect with just about any game birds or lighter meats such as veal. Try some seared duck breast with exotic mushrooms. Absolutely delicious.

Wine Enthusiast Review Rated 90 BEST BUY Smooth and dry, this Merlot seems designed to stand alongside food, rather than try and be a food group of its own. It has an earthy, herbaceous quality, with suggestions of cherries and red currants, and a rich scour of tannins. All that gives it a real Bordeaux quality. Wine Tasting Notes Lifted strawberry and sweet ripe raspberry characters attack you on the nose and palate. Subtle dusty overtones with a sweet smokiness help to make this a powerful yet elegant Pinot with plenty of class. Perfect with just about any game birds or lighter meats such as veal. Try some seared duck breast with exotic mushrooms. Absolutely delicious.

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