30 Nov Meiomi Chardonnay 2015
Today In Wine: Meiomi Chardonnay 2015 ($20)
“Showcases rich tropical fruit, with dashes of mango, marmalade and honeyed citrus that coat the palate while remaining elegant and delicate. A noteworthy achievement.” – Wine Spectator
Wine Ratings & Awards
Grape Certified Gold Medal (2016)
Wine Enthusiast – 90 Points (2014)
Wine Spectator – 90 Points (2014)
Meiomi, pronounced may-o-mee, is a native word from the Wappo tribe, and means ‘coast’. The name symbolizes the coastal origin of the grapes and roots of the wine. When Joseph Wagner, owner and winemaker, introduced the 2002 Pinot Noir label as an ideal food pairing wine, and sourced grapes from multiple coastal sites it gained the attention of foodies and wine enthusiasts alike and made an impact. Today, Meiomi maintains its reputation as a leading luxury wine and is still a favorite in restaurants. The blend of grapes used for this wine are as follows: 49% Santa Barbara – offering exotic sweet spice and lively tropical fruit notes; 30% Sonoma County – offering crisp apple and lean minerality; 21% Monterey County – offering ripe stone fruit core and round, creamy texture. We think you’ll really enjoy this white wine.
The 2015 Meiomi Chardonnay has a light straw-gold color – a blend of bright, enticing layers of citrus fruit, pineapple, subtle minerality as well as candied Asian pear aromas arouse the senses. On the palate, exotic, warm spice notes enhance the complex palate of juicy tropical fruit, apple cream pie, peach, hazelnut and vanilla crème brûlée. Enjoy a creamy lush mouth-feel that is clean with vibrant acidity. Wine Enthusiast wrote the following about the delicious Meiomi Chardonnay, “An unabashedly rich and luscious wine, this [wine] combines ripe and fresh fruit flavors with luxurious spicy, buttery accents and an almost thick texture. With a subtext as savory as Udon broth it’s practically a meal in a bottle. Call it full-bodied, full-flavored, ultra smooth and impressive.”
For just under $20 a bottle it will be easy to enjoy a glass of the 2015 Meiomi Chardonnay today! This fine white wine pairs well with the following recipes: THEGRAPE’s Grilled Cheese & Bacon Sandwich, Creamy Chicken & Broccoli Rice Casserole, or a Whole Fish Baked in Sea Salt. Alternatively, for our vegetarian friends, try this Portabella & Kale Pizza with Roasted Garlic Sauce recipe.
Wine Region: Sonoma County, California
Wine Grapes: Chardonnay
Style: Full-bodied, Rich & Smooth
Drinks Like: Meiomi Chardonnay 2013 ($20)
Food & Wine Pairings: THEGRAPE’s Grilled Cheese & Bacon Sandwich
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Meiomi Chardonnay 2015
Aroma & Flavor
Grape Certified Gold Medal
Not unlike when you open a bottle of the 2013 Meiomi Chardonnay, with the 2015 Meiomi Chardonnay you will savor all of its flavors. Breathe in and enjoy tropical fruity sensations of: pineapple, lime, mango and apricot while notes of sweet toasted desserts linger on the palate. This wine’s texture is rich, full and creamy. I followed the sentiments of its winemaker and definitely recommend pairing it with food. No need for a special occasion, this wine is the special occasion! Enjoy this Grape Certified Gold wine and get your eat and drink on! And it's not only us; the people have spoken! The Meiomi Chardonnay continues to sell out so act fast!