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Meyer Household Cellars is operated by Karen and Matt Meyer, a husband-and-wife winemaking staff that sources grapes from a spread of California’s AVAs, together with Yorkville Highlands, Anderson Valley, and Oakville. Its operations are in Yorkville and its tasting room is additional down the street in Mendocino.
Lately we acquired three new releases from the operation. Let’s strive them.
2018 Meyer Household Cellars Chardonnay Donnelly Creek Winery – A traditional however restrained Anderson Valley chardonnay, exhibiting mild notes of melon, cookie dough, and lemon curd, all surroundings atop a core of baked apples laced with cinnamon. A lemon cookie character dominates the end, giving this a vivid acidity that may be a bit shocking, but wholly welcome. A- / $32
2017 Meyer Household Cellars Syrah Yorkville Highlands – Extraordinarily dry, this wine provides notes of mint to mood its aggressive preliminary savoriness, pretty traditional with its initially meaty syrah components however touched with notes of licorice, inexperienced herbs, and tarry asphalt. Barely pruny on the end. On the entire, it’s dusty however accessible, and whereas it’s fairly a stable worth, it’s far in need of mindblowing. B / $26
2018 Meyer Household Cellars Fluffy Billows Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville – A Napa cabernet — with all of the fixins. Surprisingly tart up high, notes of contemporary cranberry give solution to a darkish chocolate be aware and a sweeter, dried cranberry character because the palate evolves. The end rolls its solution to some conventional notes of graphite and black plums, currants and an fringe of spice. Largely easy and approachable now, however value investing in some cellar time. B+ / $54