I am not one for “fruit bomb” Pinot Noirs. I love savory Pinots with a nice dose of acidity to give the finish a lift. When I saw that Meiomi got the majority of its grapes from the central coast of California, I was betting on more of the fruity, sweet Pinot. Thank goodness I was wrong…
Belle Glos Meiomi 2009 Pinot Noir is 100% Pinot Noir from vineyards in Monterey, Sonoma, and Santa Barbara counties. It has 13.9% alcohol and retails for $22. For more information see www.Meiomiwines.com
Now The Fun Part- Tasting the Wine
Meiomi pours a deep ruby in the glass. The nose is rich with notes of plum, oak, and cherry. Tastes of dark fruit are enveloped in oak and savory herbs. The earthy tannins are followed by a smooth finish (would have liked a little more acidity but still a great find). An incredible Pinot Noir for right around $20!
My Wine Rating- B+
Food Pairing Suggestions- A great match with roasted duck, smoked salmon, or a burger with grilled mushrooms and onions.
*This wine was sent to me as a sample for the purpose of review