Charles and Molly Meeker bought their first vineyard in Sonoma County's Dry Creek Valley in 1977, and thereafter, in 1984, established their winery -- The Meeker Vineyard. In 1999 Molly and Charlie left Los Angeles and moved full time to Sonoma County. Molly is now primarily involved in marketing Meeker wines, while Charlie has resumed his vocation as winemaker. Charlie is focused on inventing new ways of making wine and making ďBig RedsĒ, including Winemakerís Handprint Merlot.
Meeker Handprint Merlot 1.5L 2004
In the beginning, they put their handprints on these bottles so everyone would know it was a Meeker Merlot - big, fruit-forward, full-bodied, and with tannic structure for days. Now you know what kind of wine this is! But we keep handprinting
because the bottles are just so darned gorgeous. And this Winemakerís
Handprint Merlot is a classic. Dark fruit like currants and cherries marry on
the nose with hints of toffee and caramel. The wine explodes on your palate with
more cherries, and hints of the best strawberry rhubarb pie youíve ever had.
Thereís no shortage of subtle, toasty oak and big, powerful tannins throughout
the palate and finish of this wine.
Price: $68.62 Sale price: $60.00 1.5L
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Meeker Handprint Merlot 2009
Produced only in select years, the Winemaker's Handprint is what all Merlots strive to be. It has deep, dark color, and its full-blown cherry nose is surrounded by toasty French oak. On the palate you'll find sweet fruit of cherry and plum, with hints of leather, cola and vanilla. And the lingering finish hangs on like a jumper who's changed his mind. This wine will pair with anything from seared ahi tuna to lamb, duck or your favorite pork tenderloin recipe.
Price: $33.56 Buy
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