|"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." —winemaker
Wine Anthology review:
Meiomi unites California's Santa Barbara, Sonoma, and Monterey counties in one impressive blend. The 2014 Pinot Noir is nearly one-half Monterey fruit, which gives the wine a commanding structure reminiscent of Cabernet and a touch of sweetness to lighten the palate. Still, this wine is no lightweight: it packs enough power to satisfy those looking for a degree of magnitude while retaining a medium-bodied gracefulness.