707-963-3773 3130 Old Lawley Toll Road
Calistoga, CA 94515
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I arrived in California from the Midwest to work in plant research and to pursue my Master's Degree at the University of California, Davis. After completing my degree in 1989, I began working at Joseph Phelps Vineyards where I cut my winemaking teeth on the great Cabernets that Phelps produced - "Backus", "Eisele" and of course "Insignia". Working with these incredible wines gave me not only a passion for winemaking, but specifically for Cabernet. After a short time period where I focused on sparkling wine and Pinot Noir I found my way back to Cab while making wine at Oakville Ranch, Viader Vineyards, and Anomaly Vineyards. In 2000 I decided it was time to allow my passion to be fully realized, to create my own wine from vineyards of my choosing. I named this new baby of mine Meander as a play on words. I love the connotations of the word, but it actually came about as a combination of Mitchell and Andrew, the names of my two sons. My other “partners” pictured with me here are my faithful Border Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

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  • I concur! Look's tasty! Last night we had this really good 2008 Meander Cab Sav! Big nose with all kinds of stuff going on. Blackberry, Black Cherry, Cassis, Mocha, touch of spice, full body, tannins are in a good place for our palate.... meaning: you know they are there but they are not intrusive. Excellent long finish. Another winner!  Read More

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  • In a world where extremes are becoming the paradigms for perfection its a ... ... ... bowls and terraces that meander along the path of the Elbe river. Gathering both a bit of reflected light and the retained warmth that the river delivers. Grapes do ripen here, and while the market for premium wine grapes remains small, Muller Thurgau contin... Read More

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  • Meander Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2006


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    Wine review by amynraleigh

  • Just sharing a little something I started with a few friends two years ... the ... the halfway point and then meander our way back home on day 2, again hitting every liquor store along the way.  The cabin is about a 3 hour drive from our start point, so we tend to wander off the main path a bit on day 2 rather than sticking to the shortest rou... Read More

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  • Marqués de Cáceres Tempranillo Blend Rioja Reserva 2001


    A little hot on the nose at first but after letting it stand for 20 minutes in ... now and I think I just may meander back over there tomorrow and get a case of this stuff. Excellent. 4.0 ratin Read More

    Wine review by Onin24eagle

  • Meander Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2007


    Nice dark garnet color. The Nose evolved in the glass nicely. Started out a little tight. Hard to get anything out of the nose. But as it opened up over about an hour, the floral components started coming out, boysenberry, dark cherry, and licorice dominate with hints of chocolate all slightly above the mineral, slate notes. Very nice full ... Read More

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • I am truly blessed to be a short drive away from one of the premier wine regions of the world. When I moved to California a little over 5 years ago I knew very little about wine. In fact, I can remember a conversation I had with my manager (at the time). He asked me, now that you are in California are you going to become a wine snob. My answ... Read More

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