Meeker Reds

  • 2018 Winemaker's Handprint Cabernet Sauvignon Photo
    2018 Winemaker's Handprint Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Winemaker's Handprint Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County

    2018 Winemaker’s Handprint
    Cabernet Sauvignon
    Sonoma County—California
    14.9% Alcohol by Volume

    We’re proud to announce the first addition to our Handprint series: the Handprint Cabernet Sauvignon. 

    In 1992, when we first started making our Winemaker’s Handprint Merlot, merlot was a denigrated, under-rated varietal. We needed a way to let folks know that we stood by Merlot—that it was a Meeker Merlot. Firm, full-bodied, ready to age for decades. And from the very beginning, folks asked for more Handprints: Cabs, Zins, whatever their favorites were. 

    My Dad always said no. Merlot needed and deserved that special attention. Since my Dad passed in 2021, I’ve looked for ways to build on his legacy while continuing to evolve the wines we make and the techniques we use to create them. Today, I’m proud to share a new facet of our unique approach to making Cab. 

    We’ve always developing and refining our techniques to make Cab our way; with long aging potential and a classic structure-forward focus. We're excited with what we're calling our "late oak" technique and feel it’s time to give it a new showcase. 

    Just like the Handprint Merlot, I handprint every bottle, one at a time. And with a left hand on the front, these bottles will look perfect side by side with a bottle of Handprint Merlot. From our hands to yours—these are Meeker wines we hope will grace your tables when you make core memories with your families and friends.

     

    $79.00
  • 2019 Cabernet Franc Photo
    2019 Cabernet Franc 2019 Cabernet Franc Dry Creek Valley Double Gold Medal SF Chronicle Wine Competition

    2019 Cabernet Franc
    Dry Creek Valley—Sonoma County
    14.9% Alcohol By Volume

    This is classic Cabernet Franc:  Light, lean stonefruit like white cherries on the nose under a canopy of sage, jalapeño, violets, and eucalyptus.  Full-bodied and structured through the mid-palate before an elongated finish that will reward aging for up to 20 years.

    $55.00
  • 2019 Winemaker's Handprint Merlot Photo
    2019 Winemaker's Handprint Merlot 2019 Winemaker's Handprint Merlot Sonoma County

    2019 Winemaker's Handprint Merlot
    Sonoma County—California
    14.8% Alcohol by Volume

    In the beginning, we put our handprints on these bottles so everyone would know it was a Meeker Merlot - big, fruit-forward, full-bodied, and with tannic structure for days. Now you know what kind of wine this is! But we keep handprinting because the bottles are just so darned gorgeous.

    And this 2019 Winemaker’s Handprint Merlot is a classic. Dark fruit like currants and cherries marry on the nose with hints of toffee and caramel. The wine explodes on your palate with more cherries, and hints of the best strawberry rhubarb pie you’ve ever had. There’s no shortage of subtle, toasty oak and big, powerful tannins throughout the palate and finish of this wine. This 2018 Handprint will age beautifully and develop more richness and roundness for years to come.

     

    $55.00
  • 6 year Vertical of Winemaker's Handprint Merlot Photo
    6 year Vertical of Winemaker's Handprint Merlot 6 Year Vertical of Winemaker's Handprint Vintages 2009-2014

    6 year Vertical of Winemakers Handprint Merlot:
    Sale: $350 
    Retail: $370

    Includes one bottle each of our 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014

    $296, $277.50, $259 with your respective Tribe discount.

    2009 Handprint - Retail: $65

    2010 Handprint - Retail: $65

    2011 Handprint - Retail: $60

    2012 Handprint - Retail: $60

    2013 Handprint - Retail: $60

    2014 Handprint - Retail: $60

    $296, $277.50, $259 with your respective Tribe discount.

    $350.00
  • 2020 Nakai Pinot Noir Photo
    2020 Nakai Pinot Noir 2020 Pinot Noir Nakai Vineyard Russian River Valley

    2020 Nakai Pinot Noir
    Nakai Vineyard
    Clones:  828, 777, 667, 115, and Swan
    Russian River Valley—Sonoma County
    14.1% Alcohol by Volume
    227 cases produced

    Aki Nakai has lived on and farmed his vineyard on the Wood Road bench for decades. His meticulous care combined with the extended hangtime of the site yields plush, complex fruit. Grapes like Aki’s demand our best, and one of the most rewarding parts of winemaking is to honor his work with ours.

     

    $55.00
  • 2022 North Coast Grenache Photo
    2022 North Coast Grenache 2022 Grenache North Coast New Release
    2022 Grenache
    North Coast—California
    14.6% Alcohol by Volume
    218 cases produced
     
    We love Grenache and the unique challenge it poses. A variety with wide range where each combination of vineyard site, clone, and vintage can be wildly different from the last. As a result, Grenache is a grape that flourishes with intentional, adaptive winemakig for each and every lot. It rewards this attention with an exuberance that this wine seeks to highlight.
     
    $36.00
  • 2020 Venturi Grenache Photo
    2020 Venturi Grenache 2020 Grenache Venturi Vineyard Mendocino

    2020 Venturi Grenache
    Venturi Vineyard
    Mendocino—California
    14.5% Alcohol by volume
    144 cases produced
     
    Larry Venturi’s family has tended vines on the benchland above Calpella for over 100 years. He is the archetypical old-timer in all the best ways; the kind of grower who plants head-trained and dry-farmed Grenache in 2017 and then farms it organically because that’s how he farms everything. This block is on the uppermost bench of his ranch, and the slightly higher elevation and farming techniques help limit these young vines of a vigorous variety to a moderate crop of intense concentration.

    Our house style has always focused on maximizing intensity and expression of the grape’s structure then aging that intensity into elegance. Though Grenache is not an ample provider of structure, it makes for a dynamic partnership between grape and style that demands restraint and attentive winemaking. Which is, for us, super fun.
    $50.00
  • 2021
    2021 "Bessie" Zinfandel 2021 "Bessie" Zinfandel North Coast

    2021 "Bessie" Zinfandel
    North Coast—California
    14.9% Alcohol by Volume

    Bessie is named after the 3000 gallon oak tank that we installed at our first winery on the west side of Dry Creek Valley. Bessie fermented many of our Zinfandels for two decades. This Zin exhibits traditional character: big fruit, big spice, and a round mid palate with an extended finish. The nose shines with blackberry, currant, anise and black pepper. The wine shines with jammy, round structure on the front and mid-palate with a soft mouthfeel. The finish incorporates soft tannin and bright acidity to illustrate good aging potential.

    $34.00
  • 2019 Italo Vineyard Zinfandel Photo
    2019 Italo Vineyard Zinfandel 2019 Zinfandel Italo Vineyard Alexander Valley

    2019 Italo Zinfandel
    Italo Vineyard
    Alexander Valley—California
    14.9% Alcohol by Volume
    147 cases produced

    The Zinfandel vines at Italo's Vineyard-planted in the 1930s-are some of the oldest we have ever worked with. Zinfandel is the heritage grape of our winery as well as our region, and it's a privilege to honor that heritage with a wine from this stawart vineyard on the west edge of Alexander Valley.

    $50.00
  • 2021 Dolcetto - Paradise Canyon Farm Photo
    2021 Dolcetto - Paradise Canyon Farm 2021 Dolcetto Paradise Canyon Farm Mendocino

    2021 Dolcetto
    Paradise Canyon  Farm
    North Coast—California
    14.7% Alcohol by Volume
     

    This second vintage if the Dolcetto  from Paradise Canyon Farm shows a nice evolution of our work. The varieties greatness lies in its potential for complexity and depth balanced against elegant, moderate structure. This is a challenging balance to strike; Dolcetto is a grape that rewards intent and attention in the winery and vineyard. John and Marcia Lazaro's vineyard yields beautiful fruit that reflects the care and effort in their farming and inspires the same in our winemaking. 
     
    What we love about this wine is the series of contrasts it shares. Specifically, '21 show beautiful, round, juicy mouthfeel through the mid-palate while still feeling dense and complete. A comfortable tension between friendliness and depth is where we want to put this version of Dolcetto.
     
    On the nose and front of palate the fruit sings, but its crunchy plum and cranberry character doesn’t overwhelm complex herbal freshness. The mid palate balances an archetypal Italian-red leathery richness with a lively, fresh round nature that prevents it from feeling heavy. The finish weaves acidity and tannin to build some power and intensity but with a bouncy, light-footed texture. We’d pair it with the food of its home in northern Italy or other lean meats or hearty stews like lamb or ratatouille. The interplay between freshness and structure is this wine’s best attribute. Beautiful now and for the next  7-10 years at least.
    $50.00
  • 2021 Mourvedre Photo
    2021 Mourvedre 2021 Mourvedre La Sierra Vineyard Gold Medal SF Chronicle

    2021 Mourvèdre
    La Sierra Vineyard—Block 8
    High Valley—Lake County
    California
    14.7% Alcohol by Volume

    Mourvèdre is hard to find in our neck of the woods, so we ventured  to Shannon Ranch in northesastern Lake County. We were particularly enamored with Block 8 of  La Sierra, where a small block of head-trained immaculately-farmed Mourvedre wraps the western slope of a hilltop and yields incredible fruit for us to make this wine.

    $50.00
  • 2020 Bells Echo Malbec Photo
    2020 Bells Echo Malbec 2020 Malbec Bells Echo Vineyard Mendocino County

    2020 Malbec
    Bells Echo Vineyard
    Mendocino—California
    14.5% ABV

    This wine is the first Malbec since the 2012 Kniights Valley bottling. This wine's greatest achievment is an effortless balance of archetypes. The nose and front of the palate on this wine feel like South American, new-school Malbec, while the driven, tannic, deliberate finish feel like Cahors.

    Super juicy pomegranate on the nose with blueberry compote and herbal edges of eucalyptus, chamomile, and lavender. The fruit character is high-toned and explosive. The mid-palate rides the juicy fruit character into a fleshy, slightly grippy core of bluebery skin, peach fuzz and noyaux. A center of acidity follows quickly and narrows the palate as it focuses into a soft-spoken close. 

    While this wine will age for quite a while, it will evolve dramatically over the first decade. We'll be excited to see where it goes, but for now I'd enjoy the massive fruit character while it is unapologetically precocious.

    $50.00
  • 2020 Syrah Andrews Vineyard Photo
    2020 Syrah Andrews Vineyard 2020 Syrah Andrews Vineyard Suisun Valley

    2020 Syrah
    Andrew's Vineyard
    Suisan Valley
    Solano County—California
    14.8% Alcohol By Volume

    We love to search regions all over California for beautiful fits between vineyard and enviroments. That fit is almost always the result of growers with the dedication to one that fit over time. The second and third generation of Andrew's work this vineayrd together to bring us incredible fruit from their family farm in the Suisan Valley.

    Syrah has more range than any other pinnacle grape, and this wine is shows a facet of that range that is new for Meeker. This is easy-going but not shallow. It's still nuanced, classic Syrah at its core. Blueberry pie, eucalytus, and aged leather on the nose. It's high-toned, round and deft on the palate with reminders of crushed mint and pipe tobacco. The finish rides a creamy, soft acidity and closes with suede-ish tannins that say "see you soon!" like a handstamp for same day re-entry. Drink now or before this teenager graduates college.

    $44.00
  • 2017 Archaic Photo
    2017 Archaic 2017 Archaic Grenache, Carignane, Petite Sirah, & Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley
    2017 Archaic Red Blend
    Hoskins Ranch
    Dry Creek Valley—Sonoma County
    California
    15.1% Alcohol By Volume
     
    Originally made under the Lucas J. Cellars label, this blend embraces the spirit of the field blends that anchored early winemaking in Dry Creek Valley.  Equal parts Zinfandel, Grenache, Carignane, and Petite Sirah, the strengths of each combine to make an incredibly well-rounded wine that has enough structure and acidity to age for at least a decade, if you can keep yourself from drinking it immediately.  Blackberry fruit and spice on the nose folds into a clasic Dry Creek mid-palate of bramble and earth.  Great on its own, it will also pair very well with most things cooked low and slow.
    $55.00
  • 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Hills  Photo
    2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Hills 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Hills Lake County

    2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
    Red Hills AVA
    Lake County—California
    14.6% Alcohol by Volume


    The grapes for this wine are grown on a vineyard in the Red Hills AVA of Lake County.  This vineyard sits at 2100’ elevation on the southern slope of Mount Konocti, the 4300’ volcano at the center of Lake County. The vines are dry farmed and well established in decomposed volcanic dirt that is studded with football-sized, serious-trip-hazard chunks of obsidian poking out of the dirt every other step. Lots of vineyards are in volcanic soils, but few are so thoroughly covered in proof. Between the extreme elevation, dry farming, and nature of land, this fruit is destined to be hyper-concentrated. As for the wine, Meeker has always prioritized intensity and expression of the grape’s structure, followed by lengthy aging to develop that intensity into elegance. This wine is an excellent example of the power and patience working together. This is a massively structured wine that required years to settle into its own potential. 

    $40.00
  • 2017 Scharf Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Photo
    2017 Scharf Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Scharf Vineyard Dry Creek Valley

    2017 Scharf Cabernet Sauvignon
    Scharf Family Vineyard
    Dry Creek Valley—Sonoma County
    14.9% Alcohol By Volume

    We’re thrilled to bring you our third release of a Dry Creek Valley Cabernet from the Scharf Family Vineyard. We have worked with the Scharf family for many years. In fact, our first release of a single vineyard wine from Scharf was back in 1995. The vineyard is planted to Cabernet and one row of Malbec, which goes into our Four Kings blend. But this wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, with a big, juicy, classic Cab nose of currants and spice, the aromas tempt you until your first sip - which is when you start wondering why you didn’t order a full case. 

    This Cab has a velvety mouthfeel, muscular tannins and a long supple finish. Above all, this 2013 is still a young wine. It will drink beautifully on your holiday table or you can stash it in the cellar and let it get better for years. Also, as with every big, amazing Cab - if you drink it, decant it!

    $69.00
  • 2019 Scharf Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Photo
    2019 Scharf Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Scharf Vineyard Dry Creek Valley SFCWC Double Gold Medal

    2019 Scharf Cabernet Sauvignon
    Scharf Family Vineyard
    Dry Creek Valley—Sonoma County
    14.9% Alcohol By Volume

    We’re thrilled to bring you our third release of a Dry Creek Valley Cabernet from the Scharf Family Vineyard. We have worked with the Scharf family for many years. In fact, our first release of a single vineyard wine from Scharf was back in 1995. The vineyard is planted to Cabernet and one row of Malbec, which goes into our Four Kings blend. But this wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, with a big, juicy, classic Cab nose of currants and spice, the aromas tempt you until your first sip - which is when you start wondering why you didn’t order a full case. 

    This Cab has a velvety mouthfeel, muscular tannins and a long supple finish. Above all, this 2019 is still a young wine. It will drink beautifully on your holiday table or you can stash it in the cellar and let it get better for years. Also, as with every big, amazing Cab - if you drink it, decant it!

    $65.00
  • 2018 Fossil Photo
    2018 Fossil 2018 Fossil Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot & Syrah North Coast

    2018 Fossil Red Blend
    North Coast—Sonoma County
    35% Cabernet Sauvignon
    33% Syrah
    32% Merlot
    14.9% Alcohol By Volume

    Longtime readers know Fossil gets its name from its historic blend. In the early 1800's, winemakers in a famous wine region on the other side of the pond (the Atlantic that is), added Syrah to a traditional Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot blend. They created a blend that fetched some of the highest prices in the region – until the practice was shelved under newly-enacted winemaking laws. We at Meeker are pleased to dust off this historic winemaking "fossil" for your enjoyment!

    The 2018 is amply structured and feels at first like a Merlot-centered Meeker "Four Kings". But there is a gentleness and lushness to the edges of the wine that only Syrah can bring. Patient, elegant white cherry and Cab's herbacious streak open to a warm mid-palate that bridges racy elegance with warmth of just a touch of toffee and toasted oak. The finish shows athe grip of our more classic Bordeaux-grape executions but more gentle. This is a bit tight still, but will drink beautifully now through at least National Donut Day on June 5th, 2037.

     

    $55.00
  • 2017 Four Kings  Photo
    2017 Four Kings 2017 Four Kings Cabernet Savignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc & Malbec Dry Creek Valley

    2018 Four Kings
    Dry Creek Valley—Sonoma County
    14.9% Alcohol By Volume

    Four Kings is a grand reserve blend of our finest wines from the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma County. It captures our decades if history and embodies our ethos:  to craft honest wines firmly rooted in tradition and reflective of the people and places that make and grow them. Four Kings is truly royal. Not because it’s fit for a King, but because it is a King, and we’re so happy to share it with everyone. This Bordeaux-inspired blend combines four royal grapes— Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec— to create a muscular, fruity, and memorable wine. It’s got big tannins balanced with a fruit-forward nose. This wine is an elegant beast— powerful, gorgeous, and memorable. 

    $75.00
  • 2018 Four Kings  Photo
    2018 Four Kings 2018 Four Kings Cabernet Savignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc & Malbec Dry Creek Valley

    2018 Four Kings
    Dry Creek Valley—Sonoma County
    14.9% Alcohol By Volume

    Four Kings is a grand reserve blend of our finest wines from the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma County. It captures our decades if history and embodies our ethos:  to craft honest wines firmly rooted in tradition and reflective of the people and places that make and grow them. Four Kings is truly royal. Not because it’s fit for a King, but because it is a King, and we’re so happy to share it with everyone. This Bordeaux-inspired blend combines four royal grapes— Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec— to create a muscular, fruity, and memorable wine. It’s got big tannins balanced with a fruit-forward nose. This wine is an elegant beast— powerful, gorgeous, and memorable. 

    $70.00
  • 2019 Four Kings  Photo
    2019 Four Kings 2019 Four Kings Cabernet Savignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc & Malbec Dry Creek Valley

    2019 Four Kings
    Dry Creek Valley—Sonoma County
    14.9% Alcohol By Volume

    Four Kings is a grand reserve blend of our finest wines from the Dry Creek Valley of Sonoma County. It captures our decades if history and embodies our ethos:  to craft honest wines firmly rooted in tradition and reflective of the people and places that make and grow them. Four Kings is truly royal. Not because it’s fit for a King, but because it is a King, and we’re so happy to share it with everyone. This Bordeaux-inspired blend combines four royal grapes— Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec— to create a muscular, fruity, and memorable wine. It’s got big tannins balanced with a fruit-forward nose. This wine is an elegant beast— powerful, gorgeous, and memorable. 

    The wine on balance is firmly connected to the many vintages before it:  white cherry, black berry, bramble, and an unaplogetic, endearingly rustic, broad-shouldered charm. This time, there's just a hint more broad warmth through the mid-palate and sweet vanilla and dulce de leche on the nose. Big acidity and firm structure tell you ti check back in reguarly through 2050 or so.

     

    $70.00
  • 2015 Sticky Bottle Reserve Photo
    2015 Sticky Bottle Reserve 2015 Sticky Bottle Reserve Syrah & Zinfandel Dry Creek Valley Supports "High Fives" Non-Profit Foundation

    60% Syrah, 40% Zinfandel
    Dry Creek Valley - Sonoma County
    14.8% Alcohol by volume

    We’re inspired by a commitment to pursue lofty goals—in winemaking, work, and any part of life. That’s why we’re proud to donate 10% of our revenue from this wine to the High Fives Foundation and their support of passionate outdoor athletes who have experienced life-altering injuries. Join us as we help to raise money for this amazing non-profit!

    We made this wine to reflect the rustic values of the earliest prospectors in the Sierras and our 40-year winemaking tradition in the red dirt of Dry Creek Valley. Big, tannic, age-worthy, and ready to both join you by a ribeye tomorrow or lay down in the cellar for another decade.  Limited production of 25 cases.

    Prospect event attendees, enter your bid number into the comments section during checkout to receive special event pricing.  The discount will not appear in the cart, but will be applied when we process the order in-house.

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  • Meeker Colored Corkscrews Photo
    Meeker Colored Corkscrews Meeker Colored Corkscrews Click on photo for available colors

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    $12.00