Meiomi Pinot Noir, Meiomi, Sonoma Coast, 2007
Meiomi (may-oh-mee), meaning coast in the language of the native Wappo tribe, symbolizes the origin of this Pinot Noir. Each of the vineyards chosen for this wine are found throughout the diverse sub-climates of the Sonoma Coast. Grapes grown in the cooler, maritime-influenced areas create wines with delicate cherry notes and slightly higher acidity. From the southern coastal hills, the fruit notes are darker and earthier. The inland valleys make full-bodied, fruit-driven wines with sweet tannins and excellent balance. Meiomi integrates these distinctive characteristics into a layered blend of flavors that enhance and build on each other. Alc. 14.6% by vol.