Eugene Mlynczyk on a luxury California Pinot Noir on sale at the LCBO.


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Meiomi Pinot Noir is on fire in Ontario. Meiomi is now the number one selling Pinot Noir at Vintages, mirroring its top position as the bestselling Luxury Pinot Noir in the USA.

At recent tastings with customers across the country, I’ve been impressed.  Meiomi Pinot Noir manages to capture the essence of California in a glass. A blend of three of the best premium regions on the Pacific coast, specifically Monterey, Sonoma and Santa Barbara counties, in that descending order in terms of percentage vineyard sourcing.

If I had a way to describe Meiomi Pinot Noir best, I would call it one of the most Californian of California Pinot Noirs. Burgundy is not the model here, in spite of the use of high quality 100% French oak, 60% new. What’s intended, and I think is achieved, is the creation of a ne plus ultra example of New World Pinot Noir.

Meiomi’s Pinot Noir has a distinct flavor profile, best described as richly black fruit driven with a silky texture rounded off by gentle tannins. Tasting notes from my recent notebook encompass a complex set of flavours, highlighting brown sugar, baking spices, violets and dark cherry. This is an awesome wine in terms of concentration, density and above all, seduction.

New reviews are always coming in, but consider this 92 points Wine Spectator score for the recent 2013 vintage: “Offers an exciting interplay of berry, oak, earth and spice notes. This is rich yet medium-weight, with subtle edges to the blueberry, raspberry, mocha and fresh-turned earth flavors, ending with a tasty melted black licorice aftertaste. Drink now through 2020.”   (5/2015)

Cheers to that!


Eugene Mlynczyk MW
Luxury Portfolio Manager, Constellation Brands Canada

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