L’Angevin Wines

Owner(s) Robbie Meyer, Shannon Meyer, Alan Peirson, Lesley Warner Peirson
Web site www.langevinwines.com
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The concept for L'Angevin Wines is to seek out mature vineyards in cool climates and combine them with diligent vineyard care and classical winemaking techniques. L'Angevin began as a joint venture between Alan Peirson and Robbie Meyer who met at Peter Michael Winery where Robbie was the enologist and assistant winemaker, and Alan was the estate/project manager. Joining the venture in 2002, making L'Angevin an entirely family business are Lesley Warner-Peirson and Shannon Meyer.

With the 2007 vintage, the winery has a companion label, Peirson Meyer, along with a newly designed very stylish label.

The L'Angevin Pinot Noir is a Russian River Valley appellation blend which I find a bit jammy with plenty of oak, but the Chardonnays are first rate including a Russian River Valley and Laughlin Vineyard bottling.

The wines are sold primarily through a mailing list with some retail distribution. Tasting is available in Yountville at Ma(i)sonry.

Reviewed Wines

2006 L’Angevin Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

15.1% alc., 400 cases, · Sweet dark berry fruit with a little bubble gum note. Heavy oak char from start to finish. Impressive essence of Bing cherry fruit, plenty of tannin and a short finish. Copious power and oak here without much finesse. The alcohol is well integrated. May benefit from more time in the bottle. Reviewed May 7, 2008 ARTICLE »

2006 L’Angevin Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

15.1% alc., 400 cases, $44. After de-stemming, whole berries are placed into the fermenter without crushing, cold soaked 4 days, relatively cool fermentations, aged 14 months or until the wine reaches appropriate maturity. Unfined and unfiltered. · Restrained and neutral nose which picks up some interest in the glass offering dark cherries, currants and oak spice. A muscular wine with full-bodied darker fruits, moderately ripe mouth-coating tannins, and an echo of grapefruit in the background. This wine needs time to soften the tannins and release the full expression of the mildly jammy core of fruit. Reviewed January 1, 2009 ARTICLE »

2006 L’Angevin Charles Heintz Vineyard Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

14.2% alc., $55. I have sampled this wine on several occasions with consistent results. I am addicted to this wine. · Alive with the scent and flavor of baking spice including cinnamon. A lush middle palate features multilayered tastes of apple tart, poached pears, and fresh lemon curd. The fruit is pulled into line with fine acidity and the mouth feel is soft and creamy. Perfectly composed and special in every way. Reviewed September 5, 2009 ARTICLE »

2006 L’Angevin Sonoma Stage Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

15.1% alc., 400 cases, · Similar to the Russian River Valley bottling, but more structure and density Aromas of oak char, barnyard and alcohol predominate. Chewy, dark fruits with earthy overtones. Dense in structure like a powerful Syrah. Generous drying tannins. Reviewed May 7, 2008 ARTICLE »

2006 L’Angevin Sonoma Stage Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

15.1% alc., 400 cases, $58. This vineyard is farmed by the Hyde family. Calera and Swan clonal selections. Unfined and unfiltered. · Dark reddish-purple in color. Subdued but pleasant aromas of black cherries, fresh bread and subtle oak. Darkly fruited with a mild grip of tannins. A decent drink but lacks energy and complexity. This wine will undoubtedly benefit from more time in the bottle. Reviewed January 1, 2009 ARTICLE »

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