Wine Review – Meiomi Pinot Noir 2015

2015 Meiomi Pinot Noir Wine BottleNot a typical Pinot Noir, but well worth a look…

Name: Meiomi

Vintage: 2015

Producer: Meiomi, Constellation Brands

Region/Country: A blend from Monterrey County, Sonoma County, and Santa Barbara County, California

Grape Varietal(s): Pinot Noir

Consumed: On a Mediterranean cruise

Recommended By: Vintages Wine Bar sommelier  on the cruise ship

Cost: $27.95 CAD at the LCBO

Bottle Presentation: A busy, somewhat difficult-to-read label due to the small font.

Appearance: Deep purple

Nose: Medium, with dark fruit (dark cherries), violets, cigar box, dark chocolate, and cedar notes.

Taste: Medium body, medium, young/grippy tannins, and medium acidity, with dark cherry, blackberry, violet, tobacco, dark chocolate, cedar, and spicy notes. Interestingly, some toffee notes emerged as the wine opened.

Finish: Long enduring tobacco and dark chocolate notes.

Overall Impression: The dark colour and intense, dark fruit notes in both the nose and mouth distinguish this Pinot Noir from others. The complexity proved interesting and enjoyable, making this Meiomi well-suited to more flavourful foods. Although not your typical Pinot Noir, we would definitely drink this wine again, perhaps as part of a blind tasting (to test some of our friends on their knowledge of Pinot Noir).

Rating (from 70 to 100): 89/100

Value: 3/5

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