Raymond Hill Chardonnay


OK, we had a little departure from the “budget-friendly wine” focus of this blog with my last post.  So now we’re going to come swinging back with a post about a truly inexpensive selection.  It’s from Raymond Hill which is evidently owned by the same company, the Bronco Wine Company, that makes the Charles Shaw line for Trader Joe’s.  No surprise, I suppose, that it was cheap and that I found it at the local TJ.

Winemaker:   Raymond Hill
Varietal:  Chardonnay
Vintage:  2012
Appellation:  California
Price: $6.99 per Magnum at Trader Joe’s

Notes: The color was a light lemon yellow.  The bouquet was quite faint with honey, citrus, pear, and floral notes.  Alcohol was at 12.5 %.  The acidity was good, and the body was light.  The flavor profile was fairly simple.  I tasted citrus, pear, and dusty floral notes in the main with grapefruit and lemon grass at the…

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