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Meiomi Pinot Noir
Region 1 Climate (UC Davis Classification) – Coastal California
Yes, Meiomi Pinot Noir seduced me. (Don’t tell my husband!) Before trying this wine, I was never a lover of Pinot Noir. Next to beefy Cabernets and peppery Zinfandels, I found Pinots to be a bit lifeless. And then I tasted Meiomi, and I realized how foolish and wanton I had been. This medium-bodied red enchanted my senses with spice and cherry aromas, dazzled my taste buds with the flavor of blackberry jam that lingered on my palate, and teased me with a luminous garnet color that hinted at its smooth, round character. And it was warm, luscious and velvety going down. Although this wine can pair beautifully with almost any food, I highly recommend that you savor it with the most sensual of delicacies – cheese drizzled with honey, fresh figs, or a creamy chocolate soufflé. Meimoi is exquisite and better than many Pinots I’ve tasted at twice the price. Although it certainly is inexpensive enough to be enjoyed alone on a quiet evening, it’s so much more delightful when shared by two.
From $19 (US)
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Review by Toni ‘The Doc’ Cascio, Ph.D.
Prices correct at time of publication. Subject to availability
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