Meiomi Pinot Noir 2018, Sonoma County, Monterey County, Santa Barbara County, California

Unifying three of California’s most notable coastal areas, from the maritime mist of Sonoma, to the chilly fog of Santa Barbara, and the howling winds of Monterey, these Pinot Noir vineyards lay the foundation for a dynamic blend. Meiomi, means ‘coast’ in the language of the California Wappo tribe. Each of the vineyards chosen for Meiomi offer the best expression of their appellations along the California coast. 2017 vintage – Lifted fruit aromas of bright strawberry and jammy fruit, mocha, and vanilla, along with toasty oak notes. Boysenberry, blackberry, and mocha flavors lend complexity and depth on the palate. The end result is an evocative and memorable Pinot Noir that is well-balanced, richly flavored and deliciously complex. During fermentation, both punch-down and pump-over techniques were used to ensure balanced extraction of flavor, aromatics, structure and color. Aged in 100% French oak, 60% new, to allow the sweet and structural influences from the barrel to intermingle seamlessly with the rich fruit and ripe tannins.