Meiomi Chardonnay 2016
Meiomi was founded in 2007 by Joe Wagner of Caymus fame, with this goal: “Blending Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from three coastal appellations for vintage consistency, coastal integrity, and abundant flavors.” The name Meiomi, which means “coast” in the language of the coastal-dwelling Wappo and Yuki tribes, pays tributes to its origins. The Chardonnay is made from vineyards carefully chosen, and through careful blending, they achieve balance, complexity, and richness with unique aromas, flavors, and textures.
Look for bright, enticing layers of tropical fruits, heightened by enchantingly sweet smells of brown sugar, honey, and butterscotch. Notes of mango and citrus zest enhance the complex palate. The lush, creamy mouthfeel is elevated by subtle flavors of honey and butterscotch.
27% Santa Barbara County: Exotic sweet spice and lively tropical fruit
36% Sonoma County: Crisp apple and lean minerality
27% Monterey County: Ripe stone fruit and a round, creamy texture
Wine EnthusiastFor one of the larger white wine bottlings in the world, this wine stays clean, crisp and compelling, which is quite a feat. A slight effervescence in the glass gives way to aromas of melon, lemon soda, mango, plumeria and cold steel. The palate is quite tight at first then opens toward guava, Anjou pear and pineapple.
Wine SpectatorOffers layers of tropical fruit, citrus and green tree fruits joined by light toasty oak. Complex and easy to enjoy. Drink now. 220,000 cases made.