Meiomi Pinot Noir 2013
Pinot Noir from California
Meiomi (May-oh-mee) is a Pinot Noir that gets its fruit from the most noteworthy coastal areas in California. The wine is crafted, lush, balanced and luxurious. Three of the California's most sought after coastal growing regions brilliantly meld together in this deeply flavored, stylish and truly balanced Pinot Noir; at its most fundamental core, it is an approachable, food friendly wine with a style and place all its own.
Wine Spectator - "Offers an exciting interplay of berry, oak, earth and spice notes. This is rich yet medium-weight, with subtle edges to the blueberry, raspberry, mocha and fresh-turned earth flavors, ending with a tasty melted black licorice aftertaste."
The name Meiomi means "coast" in the language of the native, coastal dwelling Wappo and Yuki tribes, and best pays tribute to and symbolizes the origin of this Pinot Noir. Meiomi is a high style Pinot Noir that is shaped, more than anything else, by the fruit sources that lay the foundation of the blend. A pure bred enjoyment wine, built to accommodate any pairing from food to friends. Unifying California’s most noteworthy coastal areas opens the door for a dynamic and opulent wine that is ready to enjoy whenever you are.
Joseph J. Wagner is a fifth-generation winemaker from a family with farming and winemaking roots in the Napa Valley since the 1880's. In his youth, he worked many spring and summer days in the vineyard and cellar of Caymus, learning the basics from pulling leaves, to dragging hoses. Then he began to focus his efforts on what was to become his passion and career in the wine business. He is the owner of Belle Glos and Meiomi wines and has been overseeing vineyard operations and winemaking since 2002. Joseph has a perpetual goal of crafting Pinot Noirs that exude their origins and represent the best of their class in any vintage. Along with his passion for Pinot Noir, he continues his role at Caymus in viticulture and winemaking alongside his father, Chuck. When not at work, he spends time with his wife and 5 children constantly grooming the next generation in farming philosophy and practices, winemaking and the enjoyment of nature's bounty and the outdoors. View all Meiomi Wines
About Other California
California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label:
Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to wineries such as Wente.
Lodi County AVA, an AVA further east of San Francisco and known for its excellent, old-vine Zinfandels.
San Francisco Bay AVA, a sprawling AVA that covers Contra Costa, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties, to name a few. Wine that holds only the California AVA is typically a wine that includes grapes from a number of different AVAs, which leads to the general labeling of the wine as California. This does not denote the quality of the wine, only the diversity of where the grapes originate.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
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- 5 Stars: 4
- 4 Stars: 8
- 3 Stars: 2
- 2 Stars: 1
- 1 Stars: 1
16 ratings, 8 with reviewsecavallero - New Haven, CT21/5/2015What I assume to be the oak-flavor additives overwhelm the wine, which is otherwise well made.del915 - Boston, MA411/8/2014
This is a terrific wine at a decent price. It is one I regularly go to and enjoy with food or alone. It has a smooth taste with cherry notes.Dumont - San Francisco, CA44/14/201543/4/2015
- Smooth & Supple
Pure purple in color. Bright red fruits on the nose. Juicy, sweet, and fresh on the tongue. Finishes fruity and smooth. Very tasty!512/31/2014Jinny - Hobe Sound, FL42/28/2015
- Smooth & Supple
sherin_sruthi - Young America, MN32/26/2015vinovici - Chapel Hill, NC42/25/201552/14/2015
- Smooth & Supple
A truly smooth and delicious wine from the founders of Belle Glos. Reminds us of one of its big brothers, Belle Glos Las Alturas, at a far more wallet friendly price point. Sandy and I just polished off another fantastic bottle of this at the Fort Lauderdale Ritz Carlton, and we've got to tell you, truly a cut above any other wine of this Pinot Style in its price point. Note: Very different from Oregon and Burgandy styles which are more fruit forward and lower alcohol levels (not as full bodied). Meomi is much more jammy, full bodied, and a complete mouthful of black raspberry and cherry goodness. Pair with mushroom style plates to really create the "wow". Also stands really well without any pairing at all. Excellent.Jas P - Annapolis, MD312/26/2014
- Big & Bold
Smooth, but very light flavor. Accessible to white wine drinkers.BKB - Washington, DC510/14/2014
- Light & Fruity
I really enjoy this wine…easy to drink alone or with foodtsunade - Cedar Park, TX110/9/2014
- Fruity & Smooth
2013 does not live up to the predecessors for smoothness and taste.Gatorbait - Pompano Beach, FL510/3/2014paulhnet1 - Jericho, NY49/10/2014Musicma - Rancho Santa Margarita, CA47/8/2014
- Smooth & Supple
This is a great tasting bottle of Pinot you can get for the price!
- Smooth & Supple
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Fruity
- Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Smooth & Supple
- Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Earthy & Spicy
- Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Big & Bold
- Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
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