2016 MEIOMI ROSE 750MLRegion: United States
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The name Meiomi means "coast" in the language of the native, coastal dwelling Wappo and Yuki tribes, and best pays tribute to and symbolizes the origin of this Pinot Noir. Meiomi is a high style Pinot Noir that is shaped, more than anything else, by the fruit sources that lay the foundation of the blend. A pure bred enjoyment wine, built to accommodate any pairing from food to friends. Unifying California's most noteworthy coastal areas opens the door for a dynamic and opulent wine that is ready to enjoy whenever you are.
Joseph J. Wagner is a fifth generation winemaker from a family with farming and winemaking roots in the Napa Valley since the 1880's. In his youth, he worked many spring and summer days in the vineyard and cellar of Caymus, learning the basics from pulling leaves, to dragging hoses. Then he began to focus his efforts on what was to become his passion and career in the wine business. He is the owner of Belle Glos and Meiomi wines and has been overseeing vineyard operations and winemaking since 2002. Joseph has a perpetual goal of crafting Pinot Noirs that exude their origins and represent the best of their class in any vintage. Along with his passion for Pinot Noir, he continues his role at Caymus in viticulture and winemaking alongside his father, Chuck. When not at work, he spends time with his wife and 5 children constantly grooming the next generation in farming philosophy and practices, winemaking and the enjoyment of nature's bounty and the outdoors.
WINEMAKING: The 2016 Meiomi Ros is made using two very simple approaches to winemaking. In the first, the fruit is pressed very gently, then the juice is fermented cold in stainless steel tanks. The second method is called saigne in which red fruit is destemmed to tank, then a portion of its juice drained from the tank. Similar to pressed juice, the saigne was fermented cold in a stainless steel tank away from the grape skins. Since the color of a wine comes primarily from the skins, by removing the juice from the core fermentation it allows for a very light and delicate wine to be made. This inaugural vintage of Meiomi Ros is comprised predominantly of Pinot Noir.
TASTING NOTES: Light salmon in color with just a kiss of pink hue, Meiomi Ros is delightfully dry with vibrant acidity. The wine opens to delicate aromas of watermelon, orange peel, and subtle hints of rose petal. The palate offers a lush mouthfeel with flavors of stone fruit and strawberry with a cool minerality on the finish.