The Meiomi wine brand was developed in 2006 by Joe Wagner, a fifth generation winemaker originally from Napa Valley, who was also at the time working for his father at Caymus Vineyards. The name of the brand means "coastal" in Wappo, which is the language spoken by the Wappo tribe of indigenous people of Northern California. The idea behind Meiomi comes from a single-vineyard label of Pinot Noir wine, which was named after Wagner's grandmother Lorna Belle Glos. In 2020, the company expanded its line of wines with a Cabernet Sauvignon made with grapes sourced from Sonoma, Santa Barbara and Monterey. Today, Meiomi also produces a Chardonnay, a rosé wine and a sparkling wine.
The Meiomi Pinot Noir is made with fruit sourced from various vineyards along the coast of California. Here, the dense fog coming in from the Pacific Ocean, combines with a hilly terrain and rocky soils to produce a microclimate perfect for the cultivation of cool-climate varieties like Pinot Noir.
The Meiomi Pinot Noir is the flagship wine of the brand, first launched in 2006. It has become a top-selling wine, with a reputation for being a good value wine.
100% Pinot Noir
The Meiomi Pinot Noir displays a bright ruby red color in the glass.
On the nose, this Californian Pinot Noir reveals bright strawberry aromas, along with jammier red fruit and oak aromas including cedar, coffe, mocha and clove.
On the palate, this New World Pinot Noir reveals a very smooth and creamy texture.
Food and wine pairing
The Meiomi Pinot Noir will pair nicely with barbecued pork ribs, a leek risotto or pork chops with mushrooms.