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Review: 2013 Meiomi Chardonnay and Pinot Noir

Meiomi CH_72dpiWe try to look for the good in everything we review here, but sometimes we just can’t get into a product no matter how hard we try. In the case of Meiomi Wines — the brainchild of one of the sons of the founder of Caymus — well, this is one of those times.

2013 Meiomi Chardonnay – A blend of grapes from Monterey County (21%), Sonoma County (30%), and Santa Barbara County (49%). Over-oaked and juiced up to within an inch of its life, this incredibly sweet concoction drinks like more like Sunny Delight than any Chardonnay I’ve had. Notes of pineapple and peaches are drowned in caramel syrup and vanilla ice cream, coating the tongue to a point approaching liquid candy. D+ / $22

2013 Meiomi Pinot Noir – A blend of grapes from Monterey County (37%), Sonoma County (34%), and Santa Barbara County (29%). Overbearingly sweet, this attacks like a bowl full of strawberry jelly and never lets up. Jolly Ranchers are the primary element here, and the sugary finish lasts for minutes after even the tiniest sip. Vastly out of balance, this one’s a pass. D / $22


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Christopher Null

Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content company.

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  1. Harry February 18, 2015

    I guess your review of Meiomi is totally wrong, being a retailer who has been selling this wine for over a year I have a different view. I have customers who buy it by the case, and they have a very good taste when it comes to wines. I am talking about customers who buy Opus One, Caymus, Cakebread, Rombauer etc from our location. So, I would recommend try another batch and it might convince you to change your review. As a reader and retailer I strongly disagree.


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