Meiomi Pinot Noir 2013

Winemaker's Notes:

"Dark, deep garnet color. Sumptuous aromas of ripe berries, vanilla and spicy oak. Upon entry, the mouth is coated with a velvety richness, but the acidity enlivens the weight and pops the flavors. The senses will pick up light roasted almond, cranberry, raspberries with ever so a hint of barnyard complexity--earthy and gamey. Underlined with a sweet oak character, mocha and cola. An extremely layered wine both in structure and flavor. These textured layers emerge independently, and then rejoin beautifully into a rounded, rich and supple wine with a succulent finish." -Winery

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Meiomi:
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.  Where does Mei... Read more
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.  Where does Meiomi come from? Well, it comes from a series of vineyards all selected by Joe Wagner, Winemaker & Viticulturist for Belle Glos and Meiomi. Each vineyard is chosen for its unique flavors, textures and aromas. Bucking tradition, this Pinot Noir is a blend of multiple vineyards stretching along the California coast starting from Sonoma, to Monterey, and last but not least...Santa Barbara Read less

Editorial Reviews for Meiomi Pinot Noir

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,970
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 11/15/2011

Lots of dark fruit on the nose with chocolaty oak and herbal notes adding some detail. With air the oak really pops here adding sweet, toasted spice notes and a cedary edge. This is very intense stuff with slightly thick, rich dark berry fruit drenched in chocolate and spicy oak. The texture is actually rather restrained in some ways but this is simply explosively fruity. The finish is a bit short and more about oak than that fruit but rather clean and fresh, perhaps showing a touch of heat. Totally not my style of wine but I can see people absolutely loving this. 89pts


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Snooth User: Mr Dolce
4535423,403
3.50 5
11/30/2014

Soft, fruit forward, and a terrific bargain.


Snooth User: cmok
49710419
0.50 5
08/18/2014

One half glass


Snooth User: snhojd
19360338
4.50 5
Vintage: 2012 09/29/2013

Balanced dark fruit and soft tannins; pleasantly long finish. A bargin for pinot noir this good.


Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578085,596
3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 10/21/2013

Big Sonoma coast pinot, full of ripe red and black fruit, spice and a touch of chocolate. This is not a light weight, if you're more into more acidic and bright pinot from Burgundy or Oregon you may be disappointed.


Snooth User: puhnner
1534071,509
4.00 5
Vintage: 2012 11/09/2014

Had this last evening at Trombino's with a bowl of their Mussels Diavolo. Nice nose of tobacco and dark chocolate. Tasting of jammy raspberry and cherry with smoke and cedar. Full mouth feel, very smooth, and long long finish. Went very well with the Mussels and on its own. A wonderful surprise, for I was hardly expecting something this good.


Snooth User: pboss
1443772475
3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 01/03/2014

Middle of the road Pinot for the price. Begins with jam and black cherry giving way to licorice and smoky undertones. Medium acidity, well balanced tannins. Medium finish.


Snooth User: Siobhan Mattison
133724933
4.00 5
Vintage: 2012 09/20/2013

Well-balanced pinot. Fruity and earthy but not sharp. Lots of vanilla. Age well?


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External Reviews for Meiomi Pinot Noir

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
07/18/2013

Give thanks this Thanksgiving season. This gift basket comes with one bottle of Belle Glos Meiomi Pinot Noir, Thanksgiving Wine Charms and assorted foods items. Belle Glos Meiomi is from the famous Caymus Vineyards.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
12/11/2014

A brilliant, rich garnet color, it opens with lifted fruit aromas of ripe strawberry, plum and sweet Bing cherry, along with light cedar and spicy vanilla notes. Bold and expressive boysenberry, plum, cherry cola and toasty mocha flavors lend complexity and depth on the palate. The vibrant acidity is well balanced by sweet oak and subtle herbal notes, with structure and depth seldom seen in Pinot Noir. - Winery From the dense fogs and brilliant sun, to the high winds, cool coastal air and diverse terrain; California’s coast presents many challenges. And yet it’s still one of the best winegrowing regions for producing world-class Pinot Noir. Each of the vineyards chosen for this wine offers the best expression of their respective appellations, carefully blended to achieve balance, complexity and richness of flavor. Vineyard Sources: 37% Monterey County 34% Sonoma County 29% Santa Barbara County


External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
12/14/2014

Meiomi means "coast" in the local native American tongue and the coast is where all of the grapes used in Meiomi Pinot Noir come from. A blend from a series of vineyards all selected by Joe Wagner, Winemaker & Viticulturist for Belle Glos and Meiomi, stretching along the California coast starting from Sonoma, to Monterey, and last but not least, Santa Barbara. Each vineyard is chosen for its unique flavors, textures and aromas. Grapes are cold-soaked before fermentation and then the wine is aged in French oak barrels for nine months. Of course the Belle Glos single vineyards are all located in these regions and we'll bet there's good dose of Belle Glos fruit in this rich, bold Pinot Noir. The Wine Spectator scored the 2011 vintage 92 points and said "Dark and rich, showing toasty mocha oak flavors, with a beam of wild berry, raspberry, cola, vanilla and spice. Long on the finish. Drink now through 2020." Some call it a second label to Belle Glos but Meiomi shows first label and first rate quality and character.


External Review
Vintage: 2012 05/04/2013

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


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
Vintage: 2012 07/30/2013

Bright, deep garnet color. Aromas of cola, blackberries and a sweet cedar note. A greatly layered palette abundant in flavor and texture. The first entry encases the mouth with a velvety richness. Then the wine unloads with flavors of bright cherry, cola, dried leaves undertoned with vanilla, leather and high style oak. The many layers emerge independently, then refocus while the supple tannins carry the wine through to a lingering, succulent finish.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2012 08/06/2013

Deep, rich garnet color. The wine opens up with aromas of ripe berries, fresh cranberry, candy apple and malted vanilla, some of which carries through to the palate. There's a hint of Granny Smith apple on first sip that beautifully balances out the rich cream soda and cherry cola notes. It is an extremely layered wine, both in structure and flavor, with a slight earthiness and sweet oak on the finish. The wine almost contradicts itself, managing to display freshness and maturity all at the same time, which is achieved through careful blending. - Winery


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
Vintage: 2012 07/19/2013

Savings by the Case! 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.


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"Dark, deep garnet color. Sumptuous aromas of ripe berries, vanilla and spicy oak. Upon entry, the mouth is coated with a velvety richness, but the acidity enlivens the weight and pops the flavors. The senses will pick up light roasted almond, cranberry, raspberries with ever so a hint of barnyard complexity--earthy and gamey. Underlined with a sweet oak character, mocha and cola. An extremely layered wine both in structure and flavor. These textured layers emerge independently, and then rejoin beautifully into a rounded, rich and supple wine with a succulent finish." -Winery

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