2012 Meeker Pinot Noir "Sonoma Coast"
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Sonoma Coast"
Wine Category: Pinot Noir
Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir
Region: Sonoma Coast
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 417
KWG Score: 90 (based on 1 review)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)
Review date: November 6, 2016
Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Pinot Noir from Meeker is very good. It opens with a very mild strawberry and faint black cherry bouquet. However, once the wine hits the palate, this Pinot is no longer shy. It is medium bodied, nicely balanced, elegant and fruit forward. Those fruits are a very tasty combination black plum, black cherry and cinnamon. I also detected a hint of black pepper and faint oak as well. The finish is dry and flavors and very mild tannins fade away nicely. This Pinot is very food friendly and showing very well right now. I would serve it in the near term with veal medallions with fig and almond cream sauce. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: This is a classic Pinot Noir. It has the hallmark flavors of a Sonoma Pinot, including cherries, clove, herbal notes, and hints of black pepper. And it’s rich on the palate with a long lasting, spicy finish. You’ll love the balance of fruit and earthy flavors. And you’ll wonder how it would pair with a cherry turnover you got at your favorite bakery while you contemplate opening another bottle.
Organic status: not organic
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