A new Oregon winery founded by Mark Ryan founder and head winemaker, Mark McNeilly, as well as former Evening Land winemaker Isabelle Meunier, Megan Anne has impressed with its new release wines from a warm vintage. Mark Ryan wines have gained International acclaim, but Mark has wanted to make wine in Oregon for many years, as he was not only married there but he spends a good deal of his downtime in the Willamette Valley. Both of his new wine releases come from the 2015 vintage in Oregon which saw a great deal of heat during the growing season but a late ripening period that saw cooler fall temperatures. Many winemakers I have spoken to are excited about the acid levels in their 2015 wines, due to the temperatures cooling in September 2015.
Both the 2015 Megan Anne Chardonnay and Pinot Noir were extremely well-crafted wines (both received 91 point ratings). The wines were both sourced from vineyards in the Dundee Hills and the Eola-Amity Hills regions, so there is a spattering of forward style dark and red fruits as well as earthy tones in their Pinot. Learn more about this exciting winery at https://meganannecellars.com Here are the new wine releases by Megan Anne Cellars
2015 Megan Anne Cellars Chardonnay- This Willamette Valley Chardonnay wine was sourced from the Kindred and Wilson Fjord Vineyards. Using a touch of new oak (15%), the wine opens with a bouquet of toasted hazelnut, creme brulee, and peach pit. This leads to generous flavors of Meyer lemon oil, Pazzaz apple, nectarine and vanilla cream. This excellent Chardonnay has a lovely, plush mouthfeel and is irresistible right now. Drink 2017-2026- 91
2015 Megan Anne Cellars Pinot Noir- This excellent wine was sourced from vineyards in the Dundee Hills and the Eola-Amity Hills regions. The wine saw 20% new French oak and mostly second use oak (80%). This great Pinot Noir displays a dark, brownish ruby hue with aromatics of red cherry, prune, baking spices and red currant. The wine has wonderful smoothness and a seamless quality. Bing cherry, cran-pomegranate and orange rind flavors with seaweed come to mind. This shows lovely depth and poise in this warm vintage. Drink 2017-2026- 91