International Wine Cellar | Rating: 95Good deep red-ruby. Complex, inviting aromas of black raspberry, redcurrant, flowers, minerals and graphite, complicated by a whiff of game. Sweet, lush and creamy, with wonderfully pliant, layered flavors of berries, minerals, and chocolate. A classic and very suave expression of Napa Valley cabernet made mostly from clone 7. A bit higher in pH (3.72) and lower in acidity than the 2010 Perseid. Finishes sweet and very long, with noble tannins. These vines on St. George rootstock go deep, giving the wine more minerality, says Bill Dyer, who makes this wine with his wife Dawnine.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2013
Barry and Tracy Schuler and Bill and Dawnine Dyer partnered to produce a wine from the enigmatic Meteor Vineyard in Coombsville, a 500-foot elevation site that is littered with water-worn round stones, evidence of past unique geological activity. The former chairman of AOL, Schuler first visited Napa thirty-five years ago and knew he would one day return to develop a vineyard.. Fruit from Meteor also goes to several elite small family owned producers including Favia, Arietta, Lail and Vineyard 29.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 35 bottles owned
- 2 collectors