A big bear of a wine, the Lagier Meredith Mondeuse 2015 smells and tastes of black currants, black & blueberries, dried rosemary, thyme and tarragon, Indian spices, lavender and violet (dried). Takes a lot of air to capture the wine’s personality today…its natural dark color and high acidity call for a long decant or better yet a few years in the wine cellar. That said, this wine doesn’t hurt – tannins are fine and the acid is in line with the fruity core. I would cellar this until 2025 then enjoy it with a lamb gyro.
Steve Lagier and Carole Meredith live on their vineyard near the top of Mount Veeder between Napa and Yountville. Farming, winemaking, sales and marketing is all them. They truly make wines they most enjoy drinking, which are wines with fruit, structure and a definitive spicy/savory character as well. Their wines burst with character and flavor equal to any wines made in California. Over the years I’ve written countless times how Lagier Meredith is “unsung, under-rated and under-appreciated.” I’m over that. While it is still the case, what’s most important to know is that their wines are dynamite and extremely well-priced for what you get.
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