VOLUME 10, ISSUE 3
January 22, 2015
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Kutch Wines: 2013 Vintage Provided Compelling & Transparent Wines Alexana: Prescription for Pinot with Unlimited Refills En Garde: 2012 Pinots Very Promising Black Kite Cellars: Outstanding Pinot Noir in 2012 Dolin Estate: New Central Coast Pinots Offer Exceptional Value MacRostie Winery & Vineyards: Evolving to Embrace Quality Birichino: A Mischievous Pair Craft Unique Wines at Right Price Domaine de la Côte: Whole Cluster Goodness Skewis Wines: Pinot from Vineyards with a Pedigree DANCIN Vineyards: Rogue Valley Wines of Distinction Waxwing: Engaging Pinot from an Urban Winery MacPhail Proudly Releases First Estate Pinot Noir Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir Sips of Recently Tasted White Wines 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 Masonry 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 Masonry 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
2012 Chardonnay All-Americans (9.17 12/26/2012)
2014 California Chardonnay All-Americans (10.2 12/22/2014)
Chardonnay: What Gives In PinotFile? (8.15 5/24/2010)
Charles Heintz Vineyards: Getting to Know Winegrower Charlie Heintz and the Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah from His Very Special Vineyard (9.46 8/25/2014)
2011 Pierson-Meyer Charles Heintz Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
14.2% alc., $55. · Moderate golden yellow color and clear in the glass. Aromas of lemon, pear and ripe pineapple lead to enjoyable flavors of lemon, baked pear and toffee. The balance is spot on, the texture is slightly creamy, and there is a good spark of acidity driving the refreshment. The finish is long with a pleasing honeyed lemon tone. The wine gets better over time in the glass becoming more aromatic with elevated flavor volume. Still great the next day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Score: 94. Reviewed December 14, 2014 ARTICLE »
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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