2013 Meyer Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

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The Winery & Background

I had been purchasing both Hestan Vineyards and Stephanie labels for some time and one day, the tasting room manager suggested I try Meyer Vineyards. All of these are owned by Stanley and Helen Cheng who purchased the property in 1996 as a former cattle ranch. Fast forward after planting the vines, in 2009 well known winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown joined their team as winemaker. I purchased several bottles of the 2014 and two weeks later, it was voted #8 of Wine Spectators Top 100 (2017). I called to see if any more were available and they sold out in a matter of hours after the news release! Here is the story on the 2014:


The Wine – 2013 Meyer Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

(Photo ©Michael Kelly)

Opened this wine last night while watching a wonderful movie “P.S. I Love You”. Enjoyed this wine after dinner without food. This was one year younger than the award winning 2014 but you would not have thought it when tasting it. This wine on the eyes has a deep red color almost black with a medium heavy viscosity. On the nose aromas of black fruits including black cherry and spices of clove and a tinge of nutmeg. On the palate, it burst forth with the fruits along with vanilla, cedar and sweet pipe tobacco. On the finish the velvety tannins and structure confirmed one was experiencing something special.

Hard to find the 2013 today, but if you do it goes from between $70 to $85/bottle.

The movie and wine were a great pairing!






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