Recent Vintages

PEIRSON MEYER Chardonnay, Untitled, Sonoma County

2014 PEIRSON MEYER Chardonnay, Unititled #9, Sonoma County

Review by Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

The smallest cuvée is their 2014 Chardonnay Untitled #9, which is floral with plenty of orange marmalade, apricot, and honey in a light-gold, green-hued wine, showing great acid and plenty of pineapple, honeysuckle and buttered citrus on the palate. Despite the 40% new French oak on all of these cuvées of Chardonnay, they rarely show much evidence of wood. Drink this over the next 4-5 years. -94 pts.

- The Wine Advocate - Robert Parker

2013 PEIRSON MEYER Chardonnay, Unititled #8, Sonoma County

The 2013 Chardonnay Untitled No. 8 shows more smoky, hazelnut characteristics and in a very tiny cuvée. It reminds me of a premier cru Meursault with its smokiness and tropical fruit. It is definitely a different take on Chardonnay by Peirson Meyer. - 94 pts.

- Vinous, Antonio Galloni

2012 PEIRSON MEYER Chardonnay, Unititled #7, Sonoma County

Another intense, racy wine, the 2012 Chardonnay Untitled #7, is a selection of the best barrels in the cellar. The textures are rich, oily and viscous in this large-scaled, creamy Chardonnay. Warm, nutty overtones add weight and nuance on the super-expressive finish. The Untitled Chardonnay is made to represent the style of the vintage. There is certainly plenty of vintage character here, although I don't think the barrel selection is markedly superior in quality to the vineyard designates. -94 pts.

- The Wine Advocate - Robert Parker

The 2012 Chardonnay Untitled No. 7 is a small cuvée. Similar to the Charles Heintz single-vineyard offering, it is an exotic white displaying notes of orange blossoms, honeysuckle, mango, crème brûlée and a wet stone-like minerality. Medium to full-bodied and pure, it spent 14 months in 45% new French oak and went through full malolactic. Drink now-2020. -94 pts.

- The Wine Advocate, Antonio Gallioni

2010 PEIRSON MEYER Chardonnay Untitled #6, Sonoma County

The 2010 Chardonnay Untitled #6 is meant to represent the personality of the year. Not surprisingly, site specificity is less of a priority. Apricots, almonds, orange peel and sweet spices all flesh out in a radiant, deeply expressive Chardonnay. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2016. - 92 pts.

2009 PEIRSON MEYER Chardonnay Untitled #5, Sonoma County

The 2009 Chardonnay Untitled #5 caresses the palate with layers of soft, subtle fruit. Delicate floral and spiced notes wrap around hints of pears and yellow stone fruit on the feminine, gracious finish. Alan Pierson and Robbie Meyer aim to capture the essence of the vintage with their Untitled series, which is essentially a selection of the best barrels in the cellar. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016. -91 pts.

- Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

2008 PEIRSON MEYER Chardonnay Untitled #3, Sonoma County

The 2008 Chardonnay Untitled No. 4 was put through an indigenous yeast, 100% malolactic fermentation, was barrel fermented, and bottled unfined and unfiltered after being aged in all French oak, of which 55% was new. A classic California Chardonnay, it reveals orange blossom, tangerine, apple butter and white currant characteristics as well as an intriguing minerality. This voluptuously textured, expansive white possesses just enough acidity for focus and uplift. It should drink nicely for 3-4 years. -95 pts.

2007 PEIRSON MEYER Chardonnay Untitled #3, Sonoma County

The powerful, full-throttle 2007 Chardonnay Untitled No. 3 exhibits a light gold color as well as a big, sweet kiss of baked apples, honeyed pears, nectarines, and orange-marmalade. Displaying fabulous fruit on the attack, mid-palate, and finish, a full-bodied mouthfeel, and a subtle hint of toasty oak, it should be consumed over the next 3-4 years. -95 pts.

2006 PEIRSON MEYER Chardonnay Untitled, Sonoma County

Here is another impressive portfolio of wines from winemakers/proprietors Robbie Meyer and Alan Peirson, who have crafted some of the finest Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs made in the difficult 2006 vintage. Made from a selection from the best barrels, the 2006 Chardonnay PEIRSON MEYER is a more restrained, almost structured style of Chardonnay. The wine reveals a liquid minerality character intermixed with notes of tropical fruit, honeyed orange, and lemon. It will probably open over the next year, and last for 5-7 years. –94 pts.

2005 PEIRSON MEYER Chardonnay Untitled, Sonoma County

A selection of the best barrels or a special cuvee, this wine has the same richness and complexity as the Heintz but seems to have even better integration of all its component parts, cutting a broad swath across the palate. It should drink well for 3- 4 years. -94 pts.

- The Wine Spectator, James Laube

2008 PEIRSON MEYER Chardonnay Untitled #4, Sonoma County

Serves up a rich array of ripe tropical fruit, with hints of pineapple, melon, pear and nectarine fruit that's full-bodied, leesy and a bit raw. Still, this is rich and persistent on the finish and should gain some flesh while in the bottle. Drink now through 2014. -92 pts.

2007 PEIRSON MEYER Chardonnay Untitled #3, Sonoma County

Offers tremendous richness and concentration, focus and complexity. This is built around bold, full-bodied apple, melon, graham cracker and floral, smoky honeysuckle flavors that are pure, focused and persistent. Drink now through 2013. -94 pts.