Murphy's Wine Shop - Notes from the Tasting Panel

Meyer Family Cellars – 2014 “Fluffy Billows” Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 

Today we had the pleasure of trying some really great wines from Meyer Family Cellars as Tony Poer, their National Sales Manager, came by with a bag full of wine with our Georgia Crown rep. To say that the wines were impressive would normally be enough, but for the price points there were 2 that I tried which would be near impossible to beat. 

The Meyer family has roots that begin in 1972, when the late Justin Meyers and his wife Bonny founded Silver Oak Cellars. Justin died in 2002 and is survived by his wife, Bonny, two sons, Chad and Matt, and a daughter, Holly. Bonny now operates Bonny's Vineyard and his son Matt operates Meyer Family Cellars, which his father helped him establish in the Yorkville Highlands of Mendocino County in January 1999. 

The 2014 Meyer Family Cellars “Fluffy Billows” Oakvillle Cabernet is a fine example of its type. This vineyard site continually produces wines with a polished palate making them a joy to drink while still young. In this incarnation the wine is bursting with ripe fruit aromas from the moment the cork is popped. Blackberry and ripe currant give way to anise tones and a hint of licorice. Two years in oak have added pronounced layers of cardamom, cedar, tobacco, and a hint of cinnamon. 1500 cases made - $49.99 

 

Tony also showed us a great port with the Meyer Family Cellars N/V Port 500ML.This wine is made 100% from Zinfandel and in a modified Solera style, where they rack a blend of over twenty vintages of Port from barrel to tank. The newest vintage is then added to the blend, the barrels are washed, and the Port is racked back into the barrel to wait another year. The Solera imparts a nose with Tawny port characteristic of baked fruit and spice and the pallet filled with brandied cherries and redolent dark fruit flavors that finish long and soft. Only 500 cases made  - $36.99 

 

As can be seen by the small production levels, these unique wines are very limited in the Atlanta market. Please let us know if you would like to order some as soon as possible to ensure that you get a few bottles! 

 

 


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