Meridian Vineyards Pinot Noir Provincia di Pavia IGT 2008

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Wine Tasting Notes Is there a wine more seductive than Pinot Noir? It arouses the senses like almost no other. A study in contrasts, this wine is at once demure yet charismatic. The Central Coast Pinot Noir exudes the classic hallmarks of Pinot Noir: beguiling aromas of cherry candy with hints of strawberry, roses and violets. It displays a subtle nuance of black tea and earth with a dash of vanilla oak spice. The flavor profile is elegant and medium-bodied with a velvety texture. Its complex flavors are juicy and mouth-filling, mirroring the aromas, including cherry, fig fruit and cola. It caresses the palate with slightly firm tannins and a long finish.

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Color: Red
Varietal: Pinot Noir
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Glunz Family Winery & Cellars:
At Meridian Vineyards, we were guided by our founding winemaker, Chuck Ortman, whose vision was to produce wines that express the unique character of the Central Coast region. First, we use grapes that are full of depth and intensity from our legendary vineyards. Next, we handcraft our wines, using traditional winemaking techniques of oak barrel aging, sur lie aging and malolactic fermentation.... Read more
At Meridian Vineyards, we were guided by our founding winemaker, Chuck Ortman, whose vision was to produce wines that express the unique character of the Central Coast region. First, we use grapes that are full of depth and intensity from our legendary vineyards. Next, we handcraft our wines, using traditional winemaking techniques of oak barrel aging, sur lie aging and malolactic fermentation. Finally, we painstakingly blend our wines for complexity and a perfect balance on the palate. Read less
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Member Reviews for Meridian Vineyards Pinot Noir Provincia di Pavia IGT

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Snooth User: Flamefighter
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2.50 5
03/03/2010

A ruby red with just a little nose but this may have been because it was chilled. At first, it was a little tight and edgy but once it had 20 minutes in the glass, it opened up. Exhibited cherry and strawberry fruit but not a great deal. It is soft and food friendly and overall a good everyday wine.


Snooth User: Dougman
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3.00 5
04/09/2010

Clean, cherry-berry fruit, slightly tart acidity that allows this to pair well with food. Certainly varietal in character. Not complex, but surprising depth of flavors. Considering that this wine cost me under $6 at Vons, it was a startlingly good pinot noir. I can't remember the last time I spent so little for a pinot noir that I actually enjoyed drinking. I've certainly had worse pinots that cost 2-3 times as much. Easily comparable with a typical well made Cote de Beaune villages wine, or maybe a Marsannay


External Reviews for Meridian Vineyards Pinot Noir Provincia di Pavia IGT

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

This is light, fruity and soft, ranging in flavor from raspberry and strawberry to tart cherry. Remarkably easy on the wallet, and ready for a steak.


External Review
10/15/2009

Their Pinot Noir is smooth and silky, with flavors of cherry, strawberry and fig.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

From a winery that doesn't ever seem to do anything wrong comes this fine, almost complex wine. It would probably be fantastic from a better vintage. As it is, it's good, with some density to it, and spicy, aromatic fruit that satisfies despite thinness in the middle palate. Considering how hard it is to find good Pinot at this price, you have to consider it a great value.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

A medium-bodied Pinot with flavors of herb and cherry over well-integrated toasty oak notes.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Affordable and good Pinot Noir is hard to find. Look no further! This is an elegant wine with flavors of ripe berries and a hint of oak. This is a real crowd pleaser!


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Lots to like in this everyday wine, with its strawberry, spice, beet and cola flavors and dry, silky-smooth mouthfeel. The tannins are light and airy. It has enough body and flavor to stand up to rich foods, yet maintains delicacy and elegance.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/18/2011

Medium-bodied, with spicy cinnamon, berry and cedar notes that pick up a touch of fresh earth and blueberry on the finish. Drink now.


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Wine Tasting Notes Is there a wine more seductive than Pinot Noir? It arouses the senses like almost no other. A study in contrasts, this wine is at once demure yet charismatic. The Central Coast Pinot Noir exudes the classic hallmarks of Pinot Noir: beguiling aromas of cherry candy with hints of strawberry, roses and violets. It displays a subtle nuance of black tea and earth with a dash of vanilla oak spice. The flavor profile is elegant and medium-bodied with a velvety texture. Its complex flavors are juicy and mouth-filling, mirroring the aromas, including cherry, fig fruit and cola. It caresses the palate with slightly firm tannins and a long finish.

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