Meeker Red Blend Sonoma County Barberian 2002

Winemaker's Notes:

There is only one adjective for this Meeker creation and that is BIG! Big aromas, big flavors, big fruit, big structure, big persistence! The huge, booming nose of blackberries and carmelized brown sugar is followed by intense flavors of blueberry cream, cherry, black pepper and vanilla...all wrapped in a big bear hug of sweet French oak. Barbarian will pair perfectly with a thick hunk of beef crusty with a spicy rub, a side of juicy portabella mushrooms, and a willing wench or varlet. When you taste the wine, it's subtly seductive at first, but then explodes in blackberries and plums. The tannins are mellow but this Zin from 120 year old vines sure knows how to strut its stuff! Cheers and enjoy!

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Winery: Meeker Vineyard
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Varietal: Zinfandel
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Meeker Vineyard:
Charles and Molly Meeker bought their first vineyard in Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley in 1977, and thereafter, in 1984, established their winery -- The Meeker Vineyard -- with Charlie as the winemaker. In its early years, the winery specialized in Zinfandel, Cabernet and Chardonnay. The winery's first red wine release, a 1984 Zinfandel, was an instant success, winning eight wine competitio... Read more
Charles and Molly Meeker bought their first vineyard in Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley in 1977, and thereafter, in 1984, established their winery -- The Meeker Vineyard -- with Charlie as the winemaker. In its early years, the winery specialized in Zinfandel, Cabernet and Chardonnay. The winery's first red wine release, a 1984 Zinfandel, was an instant success, winning eight wine competition medals and becoming the third most awarded Zin in the country that year. Thereafter, among other awards, the 1985 Meeker Zin was a Wine Spectator "Best Buy", the 1986 Zin was a "Spectator Selection", and the 1990 Zin was included among the Wine Spectator's "100 Best Wines of the World". During this period Charlie was also honored to present a Meeker Zinfandel at one of the famous Windows on the World wine dinners in New York. And Zinfandel wasn't the winery's only success – for example, the Spectator gave a 91 to one of Charlie's early Chardonnays. Read less

Member Reviews for Meeker Red Blend Sonoma County Barberian

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Snooth User: Agent Red
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5.00 5
06/07/2007

This big red from Meeker is one of my absolute favorites. Agent Sparkle loves it even more than I do. If you like intense and fruity reds, this is the wine for you. With a nose of blueberry, popcorn and raspberry and buttered-brown sugar on the mid-pallet, this is a ready to drink brute of a wine that pairs great with a grilled steak or a meat lasagna!


Snooth User: beactive
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4.00 5
05/24/2008

Four glasses



There is only one adjective for this Meeker creation and that is BIG! Big aromas, big flavors, big fruit, big structure, big persistence! The huge, booming nose of blackberries and carmelized brown sugar is followed by intense flavors of blueberry cream, cherry, black pepper and vanilla...all wrapped in a big bear hug of sweet French oak. Barbarian will pair perfectly with a thick hunk of beef crusty with a spicy rub, a side of juicy portabella mushrooms, and a willing wench or varlet. When you taste the wine, it's subtly seductive at first, but then explodes in blackberries and plums. The tannins are mellow but this Zin from 120 year old vines sure knows how to strut its stuff! Cheers and enjoy!

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