Saturday, 5/12, Little Rock, AR
After a typical busy Saturday, with baseball and a yard crying to be cut, we finally settled down to steaks on the grill and a 2005 Hayman & Hill Pinot Noir. I picked this up about two weeks ago and had been anxious to give it a try. I uncorked this one and let it warm a little as I got the steaks marinated and fired up the grill. After about 20 minutes or so, I poured a glass and observed a lighter, scarlet-colored wine. After swirling I held the stem to my nose and instantly picked up raspberry and strawberry aromas. On the tongue I picked up the aforementioned berries, as well as subtle oak flavors and mild spices. Very little tannin and a nice, smooth finish made for an enjoyable bottle of pinot. I paid $12.99/bottle for this and easily gave it 4 Corkscrews based on taste and value at that price. I'm also happy to report that I received another bottle of this as a gift about 3 days ago and look forward to enjoying that one as well. Try this one if you like a good, reasonably priced, pinot noir! Sit Long, Talk Much, Laugh Often, Drink Wine!

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