VOLUME 9, ISSUE 44
July 28, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Anderson Valley: Newfound Perception of Quality 17th Annual Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival May 15-18, 2014 Anderson Valley, California Highlights of the Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Festival Technical Conference Press Tasting of Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Tastings with Winemakers: Drew, Balo, Bink, Knez and Signal Ridge Two AV Wineries of Special Mention: Maggy Hawk and Domaine Anderson More Sips of Anderson Valley Pinot Noir Pinot Briefs
Companion label to L'Angevin (see L'Angevin) named after the names of the proprietors, Robbie & Shannon Meyer and Alan and Lesley Warner Peirson. The wines include Napa Cabernet Sauvignon, Untitled Chardonnay, Charles Heintz Chardonnay, Sonoma Stage Pinot Noir, a Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir and Napa Sauvignon Blanc.
The wines may be tasted at Ma(i)sonry located in Yountville which features a rotating collection of wines from notable collective partners. Located in a beautifully restored 104-year-old historic house. Tasting is also available by appointment at Ma(i)sonry or at the winery's crush facility in Calistoga. (707-944-0889). The wines are largely sold through a mailing list.
The Heintz Vineyard Chardonnay is one of my favorite California Chardonnays.
Articles About Peirson-Meyer
2007 Peirson Meyer Charles Heintz Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
14.4% alc., 450 cases, $55. The companion label of l’Angevin named after the two proprietor families, Robbie (winemaker with stints at Lewis Cellars and Peter Michael) and Shannon Meyer, and Alan and Lesley Warner Peirson. Barrel fermented, wild yeast fermentation, 100% MLF, aged 15 months in 50% new French oak, unfined and unfiltered. · Moderate straw color in the glass. The aromas really come at you over time in the glass showing lemon curd, creme brulee, vanilla wafer and wet stones. Flat-out delicious flavors of golden apple, pear, melon and freshly buttered brioche that are palate staining and hang around on the finish for what seems like a minute. Very smoothly textured with perfect integration of oak. This wine would make any Frenchman green with envy. My favorite Chardonnay from California and one I buy by the case and in magnums when my wife isn’t looking over my shoulder. Wowza! (Also drank a bottle in 2012 and was equally wowed). Reviewed May 24, 2010 ARTICLE »
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