As a gift to myself, I decided to join the D.E.W.N. club from Bonny Doon Vineyards. As a member of the Distinctive, Esoteric Wine Network, I’m paying for shipments of four bottles quarterly.
This shipment arrived and last night’s meal was lamb burgers. The recipe I used was a variation I have to rework a touch, too much spice and not enough savory, but the lamb flavor came through in spades so that’s good.
The newsletter goes on to talk about having planted Pinot Meunier and giving it a go after revisiting the idea and memories of tasting a wine from Domaine Chandon (who know a thing or two about wine) made of 100% Pinot Meunier.
Point is, the wine itself has the following statistics:
Varietal: 100% Pinot Meunier
Vineyard: Yont Mill
Now the juice.
A quick swirl in the glass gave me bright cherry flavors. The taste itself was more or less like sour cherry, with some candied fruit on the palate. Light tobacco and a hint of charred oak made me fairly happy. The finish was medium, more light-medium than anything.
According to their newsletter, the wine is drinkable now, but could benefit from 6-8 years of ageing.