Hayman & Hill Red Bordeaux Blend Monterey County Meritage Reserve 2010
We’re firm believers that sometimes the sum of the parts are greater than the individual components. Meritage blends are just that, the perfect marriage of several varieties, each grape bringing out the best in each other and representing the region with the utmost quality. This wine is well suited for spicy casseroles with beef or chicken and will also complement subtle wild rice and lightly seasoned pasta dishes.
Upon first opening, cassis, plum and spice aromas. Easy drinking flavors of plum and cherry, with low oak and some acidity. With air the flavors became much richer and plummier, with milk chocolate notes. Gains depth. Expect it to improve over the next 12-18 mos.
The clerk at Viva le Vine (http://vlvwine.com) suggested this one to pair with my famous fiery chili-mac and she was spot on. It was a winner. I prefer it with a meal, but I haven't met a wine I wouldn't drink on its own so I'd still sip a couple of glasses on the couch whilst watching C-Span. Like your mom, it has a nice body, comes spicy, and sits well in my mouth. Every glass has been a pleasure especially for the price.
This is a nice wine to drink with a dinner of red meat or alone. It is also reasonably priced. Giant Eagle for less than 15, I can get on line for 9.99 but then I have to pay postage and wait
Decent wine. An the pricey side for a 3 glass wine. Paid 13.99 at the Wine Warehouse.
I really liked it. I am by no means a wine connisseaur but I found this very smooth, easy to drink, an excellent accompanient to food and what I consider a great value.