Pinot Meunier, Carneros 2016

$35.00 | $28.00 Club

 Lesser known as a single, still variety, our Pinot Meunier is a hidden gem in our portfolio. With exceptional acidity, bright aromatics and a fruit-forward palate of plum and ripe cherry, this versatile red wine is incredibly food-friendly.

Pinot Meunier, Carneros 2016

$35.00 | $28.00 Club

 Lesser known as a single, still variety, our Pinot Meunier is a hidden gem in our portfolio. With exceptional acidity, bright aromatics and a fruit-forward palate of plum and ripe cherry, this versatile red wine is incredibly food-friendly.

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Attributes

  • Style

    Red

Description

 Lesser known as a single, still variety, our Pinot Meunier is a hidden gem in our portfolio. With exceptional acidity, bright aromatics and a fruit-forward palate of plum and ripe cherry, this versatile red wine is incredibly food-friendly.

Details

Food Pairing,p> Every year considered one of our most versatile food wines, you can open Muenier anywhere from a barbeque to Thanksgiving dinner. We particularly love this wine with lamb and feta meatballs, pan seared salmon, spaghetti Bolognese, or with a simple mezze or charcuterie platter.

Winemaking and More

Regarded as yet another spectacular vintage, 2016 was dry and hot, as it was another year of drought in California. Not hot spikes however, allowed us to pick fruit at optimal ripeness without sacrificing the acidity that is the hallmark of fruit grown in our Carneros vineyard. The Meunier was picked and fermented whole cluster, with a portion undergoing carbonic maceration, contributing to Meunier’s signature lightness. It spent one year in large format oak barrels, which were made from 100% French oak and approximately 25% new.