|Posted by hitnerwine on December 22, 2011 at 2:05 PM|
Several nights ago, I finished up a bottle of the Meyer Family Vineyards 2009 McLean Creek Road Vineyard Pinot Noir (89/100, $40). For the most part, I was impressed with its overall potency and balance, though one could tell that the grapes were extracted as much as possible; and because the vines probably aren’t that old, the wine seemed a tad ‘stressed.’
But this isn’t to say the wine doesn’t have good potential. Why, if Jak Meyer and Janice Stevens keep up their good work, I’d say future vintages hold remarkable promise. The next bottle I’ll open up will be the 2010 vintage of the same wine. We’ll see how it compares.
In the meantime, Christmas is just around the corner, and I have recently published yet another huge list of wine picks on my homepage. If you still haven’t bought all your wines, be sure to check it out!