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Copper Cane

February 09, 2015 09:00 ET

Meiomi Wines Adds a Chardonnay to Partner Its Top-Selling Pinot Noir

ST. HELENA, CA--(Marketwired - Feb 9, 2015) - Joseph Wagner, winemaker and owner of Copper Cane Wines & Provisions, recently released his first white wine -- a 2013 Chardonnay under the Meiomi label. Like the top-selling Meiomi Pinot Noir that Wagner makes, this Chardonnay is composed of a tri-appellation coastal blend.

Wagner sourced fruit from the cool-climate coastal regions of Sonoma, Monterey and Santa Barbara, working with many of the same growers who cultivate grapes for Meiomi Pinot Noir, which continues to be one of the highest performing luxury wines in the U.S. and ranked the #1 Pinot Noir by dollar sales across all price points*.

"Our Meiomi Chardonnay combines the best qualities of California's coastal microclimates, allowing the individuality of each region to shine through, but creating a unique style of its own. This sourcing philosophy clearly differentiates it from the many Chardonnays already on the market," Wagner said. "Our focus on extracting only the sweet oak tones in barrel complements the abundance of flavors that come with multi-region sourcing. There is a nice vibrancy to this wine: the racy acidity offers a lightness that cuts through the buttery richness of its 100% malolactic fermentation, resulting in a Chardonnay that is beautifully balanced."

The name Meiomi translates to the word "coast" in the language of the native Wappo tribe and best symbolizes the coastal origins of this Chardonnay. The coastal Sonoma fruit offers crisp apple and lean minerality; Monterey offers ripe stone fruit and a round creamy texture; and Santa Barbara delivers exotic sweet spice and lively tropical fruit.

Meiomi Chardonnay is available for purchase in restaurants and fine wine retailers throughout the United States, with a retail shelf price of $21.99/750ml bottle. It's a perfect wine for spring and summer, the ideal seasons to enjoy this wine -- with a meal of grilled chicken or fish, summer salads, creamy pasta or on its own.

About Copper Cane Wines & Provisions
Fifth-generation Napa Valley winemaker Joseph Wagner and his wife, Amber, founded Copper Cane Wines & Provisions in 2014. The company's portfolio includes wine brands Meiomi, Carne Humana, Elouan and Beran, along with Avrae cigars and Mia Marcelle swimwear. Copper Cane is headquartered in St. Helena, Napa Valley, California (www.coppercane.com).

* Source: IRI Total US - Food & Liquor, 750ml Table Wine, 24 weeks ending 12/28/14

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