Meadowcroft Pinot Noir
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@jhkey does the UPS dance for a bottle to Lab Rat Report on If you prefer a lighter, more acidic and food-friendly PN, this is for you.
@meadowcroft_win visits with a thanks for the review and a Note from the Vintner that... We absolutely crafted this Pinot for food.
2020 Meadowcroft Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
$504.00/Case for 12x 2020 Meadowcroft Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley at Meadowcroft Wines
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2020 Meadowcroft Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
4 bottles for $74.99 $18.75/bottle + $2/bottle shipping
Case of 12 for $174.99 $14.58/bottle + $1/bottle shipping
And so it begins…
How much more are you saving by buying a full case?
(Note: Tax & Shipping not included in savings calculations).
2020 Meadowcroft Pinot Noir - $50 = 22.21%
Greetings! My bottle of the 2020 Meadowcroft Pinot Noir tried to arrive on Thursday when I was out of town, so I had it redirected to the UPS Store where I picked it up this morning, as they were closed yesterday. So I’m tasting after breakfast.
Color: The wine is reddish purple and clear.
Nose: I get raspberry and bright red cherry, some spices and a very vague hint of vanilla. Also, maybe some orange peel? I don’t get any of the cola scent that often comes with RRV Pinot Noir.
Taste: This is light bodied Pinot, much more reserved in style than many RRV Pinots and less fruity than I expected from the color. The fruit is present but not really out in front, mild tannins and very high acidity. This wine was built for food and would probably improve with a few years in bottle. I would put this in the same camp stylistically as Harvest Moon PN. If you like Randy’s wine, I think you will like this.
Summary: If you prefer a lighter, more acidic and food-friendly PN, this is for you. It’s well made and a good deal at the Casemates price.
The alcohol is 13.9%
@jhkey but did it go with your Froot Loops??
@jhkey @kaolis perhaps a rose?
Great review, thanks for sharing. We absolutely crafted this Pinot for food. Tom’s winemaking background originated in Europe, so he likes to create wines that are lighter and food-friendly.
@kaolis it would probably go well with a cheese and veggie omelet!
@jhkey @kaolis yes please!
The June 2018 Meadowcroft mixed Pinot Noir offer ranks among my all-time favorite Casemates purchases (2016 Sonoma Coast, Carneros, Russian River Valley, Anderson Valley). I have not had the pleasure of trying today’s offer, but I’m in! Thanks, @meadowcroft_win, for making my Monday a little less…Monday-ish!
@karenhynes We love to hear feedback like this, thank you! This makes our Monday as well. Cheers!
Talk about de ja vu. We were lucky enough to get ratted for the 2018 offering on this. I must say we were way chattier back then. Blame the COVID era. We don’t like to chit chat as much. Bah hum bug, get off my lawn, where’s your mask?
Anyhoo, here’s a link to the last time we ratted.
For this new offering, what can we say? It’s actually a bit consistent with the previous offering except this time we had the Russian River Valley offering. We were surprised at how light this was from a visual standpoint and even by Pinot standards. The color was much lighter than we’re used to seeing. 13.9% alcohol but you don’t feel it in the glass much…until that last glass. It’s always that last one that gets you.
On the nose, the first thought was Cherry Cola. That note stayed with us throughout the evening. On the palate, it was a lot of sour cherries but with a long finish of cedar/cigar box. I was actually quite surprised at how long the finish stayed with you. We paired this with the Costco buttery salmon (just like last time) and it was definitely a food wine. Rosemary potatoes and sauteed kale on the side. It all mixed together quite pleasantly.
We’ve said it before that we’re more on the funky fan side of the pinot spectrum but this was nice. No idea how this wine will stand the test of time in the cellar but it’s drinking well now, especially as a meal complement.
Glad to have been tapped for another taste and we’ll be in for another round again.
@javadrinker the cigar/cedar box thing is interesting… 2020…fires? Just not what I would normally associate with Sonoma pinot noir
Oh drat, annoyed I missed this. If anyone in NYC got a case and wants to share, please let me know. It sounds so good…
Nope, no one else reached out but i will say the messaging is really hard to find / reply to, so i agree, probably no one reads posts after the fact. Need to keep a closer eye out… and drink more wine!
@mdbaum Depending on settings, if you directly tag someone they will get a notification. So, if you have seen someone in your area, tag them. At times, @winedavid49 or others at WCC will help in finding others near your location.