This is our Meiomi Pinot Noir review.
Meiomi Pinot Noir currently ranks #1 in the Bestsellers wines in California. Seriously, what else do you need to know?!
Its red and black fruit aromas, complexity, velvety texture and overall balance will win you over. It certainly was the case for us!
Find below our Meiomi Pinot Noir review along with our food pairings recommendations, serving tips, curiosity and where you can buy it.
Our Meiomi Pinot Noir Review
Meiomi Pinot Noir review: What's its color?
Meiomi Pinot Noir wine has a deep garnet color.
If you want to know more on how to taste wine and the lingo that goes with it, check out this article: How To Taste Wine Like a Pro in 4 Steps.
Meiomi Pinot Noir review: What are the flavors?
Meiomi Pinot Noir is entirely made from Pinot Noir grapes.
It has luxurious and dynamic aromas of ripe strawberry, bright cherry and faint notes of spicy oak and vanilla.
The complexity of the palate smoothly layers rich red currant notes and baking spice flavors with light smoke, earth and leather.
A balanced, velvety texture and supple tannins carry the wine through to a lingering, succulent finish.
Is Meiomi Pinot Noir wine sweet?
No it’s not sweet. Meiomi Pinot Noir wine is a dry wine.
A dry wine contains less than 15 g/L.
Learn more about wine sweetness level here.
Meiomi Pinot Noir review: Which food pairs well with it?
Meiomi Pinot Noir is complex, velvety and balanced and very versatile when it comes down to food pairings.
We find it pairs very well with earthy food, meat and strong cheese flavors.
Classic appetizers are mushroom pizza, mushroom agnolotti, and caramelized cauliflower to name some.
Meat wise you have wide selection here from duck, roasted chicken, pork, rabbit, and beef bourguignon for example.
If you are a cheese lover our recommendations for you are Taleggio (wash-rind), Comte, Ceddar (semi-hard) or Pecorino (hard).
Meiomi Pinot Noir review: What's its alcohol content?
Meiomi Pinot Noir wine’s alcohol content is 13.7%.
In case you wonder about alcohol content or more precisely Alcohol By Volume, i.e. ABV, measure the alcoholic strength of a drink.
There is a direct relationship between the sugar left in the wine after the alcoholic fermentation has taken place, i.e. Residual Sugar or RS, and ABV.
During alcoholic fermentation, the yeast transforms the sugar in the grape juice into alcohol.
Grapes with high residual sugar will therefore produce dry wine with a high ABV.
How many calories are in a glass of Meiomi Pinot Noir wine?
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture  a 5-ounce glass will contain about 120 to 130 calories.
Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram. So a wine with high ABV will have a higher calories per glass than a wine with low ABV.
Furthermore, sugar contributes to the calorie count.
A dry wine will usually have 4 calories per grams vs a sweet wine that will have around 20 calories per grams of carbs, which include sugar.
What is Meiomi?
Here is an extract from the Meiomi website itself:
“California provides the perfect combination of earth and elements, contributing to each Meiomi wine, representing the best the Golden State has to offer.
By combining California’s exemplary qualities into a single wine, Meiomi achieves unforgettable balance, complexity, and richness of flavor.
This approach of complementary blending achieves wines that are easy to love and hard to forget“
Meiomi Pinot Noir is an incredible wine. It offers complexity, smoothness and balance for a very competitive price, ~$15 in Vivino right now.
It currently ranks #1 in the Bestsellers wines in California. Seriously, what else do you need to know?
If you have never tried it, I’m not entirely sure what are you still waiting for?
Once you had it, we’d love to know your opinion, so reach out and let’s know what you think! Enjoy!