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January 10, 2012 | News | Meteor Vineyard Team

Meteor Vineyard Top 12 of 2011

We despise all of the “top ten” lists that are the year end ritual so we always wait for the new year and it is never 10. This year we are at an even dozen. If the Mayan’s got it right this will be our last list of anything.

Meteor Vineyard Top Twelve of 2011

  1. Coombsville Received AVA Status to become the 16th American Viticultural Area in Napa Valley. Finally! Recognition of what winemakers and vineyard managers have know for years.
  2. So a turkey met a pig in a bar… Stranger things have happened, particularly with copious amounts of alcohol involved, but in this case a delicious meal was in the works and inspired the mini release (all 15 cases) of our previously unreleased 2004 vintage.
  3. Wine and Spirit’s Patrick Comiskey printed our favorite quote of all time. “If Combsville has an epicenter, it’s Meteor Vineyard…” Read the full article here.
  4. Vinography’s Alder Yarrow took a peek at Meteor Vineyard’s 2007 Perseid and liked what he saw. This wine is really starting to sing.
  5. Meteor Vineyard rocked Providence Restaurant in Los Angeles with an All-Star cast of chefs in the kitchen for the inaugural Los Angeles Food and Wine.
  6. Meteor Vineyard’s favorite chef Stuart Brioza put together an exquisite fall recipe to pair with the 2008 Perseid. Yes, do try this at home.
  7. New Wine Advocate Napa Valley critic Antonio Galloni got his first taste of our wines.
  8. 2011 harvest was cool and arduous, but difficult vintages always separate the best from the middling. The juice in barrel is vibrant, aromatic and intensely colored. We can’t wait for the blending.
  9. Geologist Jonathan Swinchatt’s article in the World of Fine Wine delved deep into the unique geologic conditions that created Coombsville and, more importantly, Meteor Vineyard.
  10. The full moon made meteor sightings difficult, but our inaugural Perseid Party, in celebration of the Perseid meteor showers (and the 2008 Meteor Vineyard Perseid), was a blast. Don’t miss it next year.
  11. Barry headed to offices of VinTank to engage in “kung foo” with CEO Paul Mabray. No bodily harm ensued, but the video footage was worth the threat.
  12. Coombsville if Coolsville. Marcy Gordon claimed the phrase after her first trip to Meteor Vineyard in 2010 and her Return to Coolsville only solidified her sentiment.

2012 promises to be even better, with Cabernet for Connoisseurs, Sun Valley, Napa Valley and Jackson Hole Wine Auction’s as well as Pebble Beach Food and Wine already in the works.

We wish you all the best in 2012.

P.S. 2008 Special Family Reserve will be released late March 2012. Mark your calendars!

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