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2019 Meiomi Chardonnay Monterey County/Sonoma County/Santa Barbara County

America/United States, California
Meiomi Chardonnay Monterey County/Sonoma County/Santa Barbara County
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Sonoma County
Winery Meiomi
Vintage 2019
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Chardonnay
¥3,850  (incl. tax)
Country America/United States
Region California
Appellation Sonoma County
Winery Meiomi
Vintage 2019
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Chardonnay
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Data
Closure Screw Cap
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.5%
Product Code MEI1CH--19
UPC 855165005779
Inventory In Stock
Owning & Enjoying

Tasting notes

Smooth, opulent layers of stone fruit and hints of citrus and apple are heightened by sweet smells of ripe tropical fruit, honey, and baking spices. The full flavors are highlighted by minerality and juiciness in the palate and a rich, plush finish.

Production

Vintage Notes

The 2019 vintage was a moderate growing season throughout spring and summer. Due to cooler temperatures, harvest started slightly later than normal, around the first week of September. Consistent and moderate temperatures allowed harvest to maintain a steady pace, where it finished in early November. The near-perfect temperatures and lack of precipitation allowed the grapes to fully ripen and be harvested at the optimal time, giving our Chardonnay excellent aromatics, flavors, and mouthfeel.

Viticulture

35% sonoma county
Baked apple, citrus, and a supple texture

41% monterey county
Ripe stone fruit and steely minerality

24% santa barbara county
Grilled pineapple, tropical fruit, and exotic spices

Vinification

Maritime influences in the evening tempered the afternoon’s warm sun, allowing for a long hang time and resulting in fully developed, concentrated flavors. Fermentation took place entirely in stainless steel tanks with minimal intervention, and lees stirring created a velvety mouthfeel. All the wine underwent 100% malolactic fermentation and was aged in French oak for further depth and roundness.

 

aging Aged in French Oak for 6-8 Months
total acidity 5.2 g/L
residual sugar 5.3 g/L
pH 3.43

Winery

Winery Description

Meiomi wines take their name from the word for “coast” in the language of the native Wappo tribe, a word that best symbolizes the character of the coastal California vineyards which lend their fruit to Meiomi’s distinctive wines. Using some of the best grapes in Sonoma, Santa Barbara, and Monterey counties, Director of Winemaking Melissa Stackhouse and her team blend the best expression of each coastal region into a harmoniously balanced and rich style across Meiomi’s Chardonnay, Rosé, and Pinot Noir.

 

MEIOMI SOURCING AND WINEMAKING PHILOSOPHY
All of our vineyards can be found in California’s sought-after, cool-climate coastal appellations of Sonoma, Monterey, and Santa Barbara counties, which have proven ideal for producing world-class Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Rosé. By blending fruit from these three regions together, we create richly layered wines of bold  character and exceptional balance, every vintage. These wines are always rich and ripe, yet elegantly expressive, with depth and complexity.

 

MELISSA STACKHOUSE - Director of Winemaking
A curious person with a love of the outdoors, Melissa combined her love of agriculture and science by earning a degree in Viticulture and Enology at the University of California, Davis, and then joining some of California's top wineries—including La Crema, Clos du Bois, J Vineyards & Winery, and Jackson Family Wines—as winemaker. Since becoming Director of Winemaking at Meiomi, Melissa has embraced the opportunity to blend and balance the best fruit from Sonoma, Monterey,
and Santa Barbara counties. In her blends of these cool-climate grapes, she creates wines of harmony and bold character–ripe and rich, with expressive depth and flavor.