Name – 2015 Meiomi Chardonnay
Region – California – 44% Sonoma, 29% Monterey, 27% Santa Barbara
Pricing – $14.99 – $20.99
Acidity – 5.5 g/L
pH – 3.5
Alcohol Content – 13.8%
Residual Sugar – 4.6 g/L
Bottle – Dark yellow brownish hue with a gold cap. Label is beige with gold and green font.
Wine – Pale straw like coloring with a slight variation on the rim that hints of green. Slightly cloudy and bright.
Strong oak, vanilla scents and baking spices with underlying traces of green apple and pear.
Creamy, soft texture on the palate. A full-bodied chardonnay. This wine hits the beginning portion of your tongue then slowly works its way around to the outside and under to the center portion where it lingers.
Initial sip, the French oak and vanilla flavor are predominate almost leaving a roasted marshmallow/charred wood taste on the finish. Slight fruit but the strength of the initial oak and vanilla overpowered the fruit. As my taste buds adjusted, the aromas described earlier of green/golden apple become evident followed by pear. The acidity helps round out the flavor within a few sips to make this an incredibly enjoyable experience.
This wine has a nice mineral component on the finish which leaves a clean refreshing feel on the palate. The creaminess of the wine continues to coat the inside of your mouth long after the wine is gone and leaves you looking for your next sip.
The overall experience of this bottle of wine was great. The various flavors revealing themselves over time, sip after sip, really made me want to keep going to uncover additional subtle flavors.
Food – Pork, Fish, Poultry
Wine Publication Ratings
2013 Vintage – Wine Spectator 90 pts
Wine Advocate – 90 pts.
Winemakers Tasting Notes
Smooth, opulent layers of lemon peel and stone fruit are heightened by sweet smells of crème brûlée, butterscotch, baked apple, shortbread, roasted marshmallow, and spices. The mid-palate is fleshy and rich, followed by a clean, mineral finish.
About Meiomi: – https://www.meiomi.com