And Wine Wednesday is back to its regular schedule…


It feels like I haven’t done a wine review in a lifetime… really it’s been about a month. But still, much too long in my opinion.

Today, I am sharing a review of a Pinot Noir that I received as a gift on my birthday. Obviously, this gift was from one of best friends since they know me so, so well. Wine + Me = the PERFECT birthday gift. 

2015 15This happens to be one of her favorite Pinots, so I could not wait to put it to the test and review it here for you.

Meiomi Pinot Noir

meiomi pinot noir

This 2014 Pinot Noir is from the coasts of California, but it is pulled together by three different regions including Monterey County, Sonoma County, and Santa Barbara. This wine was aged in French Oak barrels.

Bouquet: A variety of spices combined with sweet berries and vanilla

Tasting Notes: You pick up on the berry notes right away, but especially taste the strawberry and rich, dark cherry flavors. These combine with a hint of what I picked up on as cocoa, and sweetness from vanilla. The addition of oak balances this out, allowing the wine to not be overpowered by sweetness.

Pinot Noir is probably my second favorite type of red wine and this one did not disappoint! It was an excellent bottle of wine, combining a really smooth texture, excellent flavors, and rich layers that make this a winning red in my book. This is a must-try for anyone that loves a smooth, slightly sweet red wine with smooth, lustrous flavors. It would be the perfect pairing to a traditional spaghetti or pasta dinner.

I would give this Meiomi Pinot Noir 4.5 out of 5 and I am adding it to my Top 5 favorite reds.

What wines would you like to see reviewed in the upcoming months?

*Cheers to finding excellent new wines*

joanna at motherhood and merlot