Russian River Valley, California
Vinous 91 points!
Peirson Meyer Pinot Noir is a beautiful wine gem of Pinot Noir from the Russian River Valley of Sonoma primarily from Laughlin Family Vineyard. Peirson Meyer is a collaboration that started in 2005 between Alan Peirson and Robbie Meyer, who met while working at Peter Michael Winery. Laughlin Vineyard is low-lying - directly on a tributary of the Russian River - and experiences a great deal of cloud cover throughout the growing season. Grown on alluvial soils, these 40-year old vines are trellised with vertical shoot positioning. Tank fermented, 100% malolactic, barrel aged 15 months (sur lees) in 40% new French oak. Unfined and unfiltered.
This wine exemplifies Russian River Pinot Noir. Aromas of freshly crushed black cherry, bergamot, black tea leaves, subtle spice and sandalwood interplay with notes of fresh soil and forest floor. An even and smooth entry cascades across the balanced and weighty palate. Hints of white chocolate remain throughout its long and textured finish. --Robbie Meyer, winemaker.
"One of the many highlights in this lineup, the 2016 Pinot Noir (Russian River Valley) is a very pretty appellation-level wine. Bright red cherry, cola, hard candy and wildflowers are nicely delineated. Medium in body and yet gracious, with terrific fruit purity, the 2016 certainly has a lot to offer."-Vinous, 91 points!
Enjoy Peirson Meyer Pinot Noir with roast pork, grilled salmon, veal Milanese and aged cheeses.