The Wine:åÊMeiomi Pinot Noir
From:åÊ52% Monterey County, 24% Sonoma County, 24% Santa Barbara County, California
Tastes Like: Strawberries, dark cherry, vanilla, mocha
Pair With:åÊPork chops, duck, roasted vegetables
Each Pinot Noir lot was kept separate in the winery, allowing for tailored winemaking to enhance the unique characteristics of each parcel. The result is an evocative wine that is well-balanced, richly flavored, and deliciously complex. During fermentation, both punch-downs and pump-overs were used to ensure balanced extraction of flavor, aromatics, structure, and color. It was aged in 100% French oak to allow the sweet and structural influences from the oak to mingle seamlessly with the rich fruit and ripe tannins.
A rich garnet color with a ruby edge, the wine opens to reveal lifted fruit aromas of bright strawberry and jammy fruit, mocha, and vanilla, along with toasty oak notes. Expressive boysenberry, blackberry, dark cherry, juicy strawberry, and toasty mocha flavors lend complexity and depth on the palate. The well-integrated oak provides structure and depth seldom seen in Pinot Noir. Meiomi Pinot Noir has a consistent profile of supple tannins, silky texture, and balanced acidity that makes it the perfect wine to enjoy with a wide array of food. It pairs particularly well with tomato-based pasta dishes, thin-crust pizza, grilled lamb, and turkey.