Meristem Wines

McMinnville Ava Pinot Noir

9.73 ratings
101 pro ratings
Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
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Boxer Briefs

The twins. Vince & Cheney Vidrine. These wines are gone, Vince took an assistant winemaker position with Domaine Serene and they made him ditch the brand. Cheney was an assistant winemaker with Union Wine Company.Dont think either is with those companies any longer, last I heard they are in Southern Oregon. Have no idea if it’s true. Damn shame, this was one of the most exciting projects in the valley before it went sideways.

Crazy interesting to see how this has evolved. This is insanely reductive winemaking that opens in front of your eyes to dark red fruit with structure and balance. Popped the bottle and it was stinky as can be! Great stuff, glad I didn’t give up on this out of the gate and saw the opportunity that was coming. Wine is in a really interesting spot. Wish I had another bottle to see where this goes down the road

The twins. Vince & Cheney Vidrine. These wines are gone, Vince took an assistant winemaker position with Domaine Serene and they made him ditch the brand. Cheney was an assistant winemaker with Union Wine Company.Dont think either is with those companies any longer, last I heard they are in Southern Oregon. Have no idea if it’s true. Damn shame, this was one of the most exciting projects in the valley before it went sideways.

Crazy interesting to see how this has evolved. This is insanely reductive winemaking that opens in front of your eyes to dark red fruit with structure and balance. Popped the bottle and it was stinky as can be! Great stuff, glad I didn’t give up on this out of the gate and saw the opportunity that was coming. Wine is in a really interesting spot. Wish I had another bottle to see where this goes down the road

Sep 28th, 2018
Mike Merrill

Got a rad free bottle from Lindsey who got it from work. Look for this at Radar.

Got a rad free bottle from Lindsey who got it from work. Look for this at Radar.

1 person found it helpfulApr 5th, 2015
Boxer Briefs

Great. dark black raspberries, classic Mcminnville texture, graphite, blanco tequila, peanut butter, a 13 with length.

Great. dark black raspberries, classic Mcminnville texture, graphite, blanco tequila, peanut butter, a 13 with length.

Jul 20th, 2015
Zara Vasquez-Evens

Zara had this 5 years ago

Zara had this 5 years ago

Jun 4th, 2015