2019 Meyer Vineyard Pinot Noir
Dundee Hills AVA
91 POINTS - Wine Enthusiast Magazine - Dec 2021 Issue
Single clone Dijon 115 grown at high elevations within the Dundee Hills in shallow volcanic soils.
The 2019 Meyer has a gorgeous dusty rose color. On the nose, the raspberry, cherry cola, and cherry liquor notes are highlighted by earthy tones and violets. Upon sipping, you’ll find silky plum, cherry, and cranberry notes layered with notes of sandalwood and finished by long, grainy tannins. 97 cases made
About Meyer Vineyard
We have been participating in a grape swap with Lemelson Vineyards for many years now using fruit from a 2001 planting of Pinot Noir planted between 550 and 800 feet. This beautiful vineyard is tucked up high into the famed Dundee Hills AVA and offers a classic example of Pinot Noir growing on volcanic Jory and Nekia soils. The site is farmed using organic methods to encourage healthy, living soils while also taking extra care to minimize water usage and respect wildlife habitat.
The 2019 Vintage
After a warm May and a healthy, early fruit-set, the summer ended cool with no threat of the sunburn or hazy, smoky skies seen in recent years. We expected to pick in early September, but weeks of unseasonably cool weather took us by surprise. Rather than rushing to pick too early, we waited patiently for concentrations and sugar levels to rise. Expect wines with a big ripe core of concentrated fruit and a bright, fresh profile.