Peirson Meyer is a venture between the creators of L'Angevin Wines, the Peirson Family and the Meyer Family. The inaugural release (2005 vintage) of Peirson Meyer Chardonnay is a departure from the previous work winegrowers Alan Peirson and Robbie Meyer have done with their vineyard and appellation designated wines.
This particular Chardonnay is a demonstration in the art of blending. Choosing from the barrels that ultimately make up the Charles Heintz, Laughlin Family, and Russian River Valley Chardonnays, Robbie and Alan carefully selected individual barrels that would offer unique expression not necessarily shown in the individual blends that clearly represent the given vineyards. This is more an expression of what Chardonnay can offer rather than what a particular vineyard can. From the great minerality, characteristic of the best Burgundies, to the beauty of pure California fruit in the aroma, as well as a viscous mouthfeel balanced by a focused finish, this wine is a demonstration of what can be found hidden in the broader complexities of the traditional wines of L’Angevin. less