What About Pinot?

What About Pinot?



2017 Meyer Family Cellars
Peterson Vineyard
Pinot Noir


Normally: $48.

Our price on 1: $38. 
(Best in US!) Buy here.
Our price on 6: $33. 
(31% Off!) Buy here.
Our price on 12: $28
(42% Off!) Buy here!

The Meyer Family home vineyard

Many of you positively thrilled at Monday's FuminFest™ offer (see below!)... and gobbled up as much of the Mountain Madness as your cellar space allowed!

But one of you wrote in: "Why does it always have to be Fumin or Negroamaro or Xinomavro? What about an awesome deal on our old buddy Mr. Pinot again every once in a while?"

Which got us thinking: where had that old pal of ours gone? What was the best Cali Pinot to cross our palates in recent months? And if we bought a bunch of our recent fave — like, all of the rest of it? — could we pass the deal on to the good people of Berkeley? (Fuminophobes and Pinotphiles alike?) A few phone calls later? Bam.

If you've shopped with us for any amount of time, you know we've long been ardent fans of Meyer Family Cellars, one of the best-kept open secrets in Californian wine. The Meyer family literally help put the revered Oakville AVA on the map, with their Silver Oak project, and Matt Meyer, son of Silver Oak founder Justin, and Matt's wife Karen, still make some of the greatest wines — and greatest wine values — in California.

While their Cabs remain justly celebrated (they compete favorably with their brethren at Silver Oak, for a fraction of the price), it's their work in Mendocino — called "California's wildest, most earth-friendly wine region"  that insiders go ga-ga over. 
Here, high elevations, ocean breezes, and huge diurnal temperature swings keep the fruit fresh and in balance, yielding lithe and layered wines.


Peterson vineyard, surrounded by forest

A perfect example? Their work in the remote Peterson Vineyard, located in a small clearing just outside the mountain town of Comptche, one click in from the northern Mendocino coast. Ringed completely by high redwoods and Douglas firs, with its complex mix of fine sandy-clayey soils, it tends to yield Pinots that are a bit more Burgundian in style. 

Meyer Family's 2017 version is no exception: it clocks in at a modest 13.3%... but it positively hums with sunshine and fruit. An aromatic astonishment, we get notes of dark cherries, red currants blue forest fruits, and a roseate lift. On the palate it's balanced, complex, and lifted, with the sort of acidity that all but begs for a roast chicken, or a Moroccan vegetable tagine. 

Normally $48 (to say nothing of what other Comptche Pinots go for, like those from Twomey and Anthill Farms), and worth it, we're now offering it at best-in-US pricing on bottle 1... and stupid-in-US pricing on the case! In a perfect place right now, this will also cellar for a year or three, easily; so welcome your old buddy back by the dozen, while we've got some!

2017 Meyer Family Cellars
Peterson Vineyard
Pinot Noir


Normally: $48.

Our price on 1: $38. 
(Best in US!) Buy here.
Our price on 6: $33. 
(31% Off!) Buy here.
Our price on 12: $28
(42% Off!) Buy here!