Tom Eddy is one of the grandfathers of California’s quality-wine movement. Entering the business in the mid ’70s after graduating from UC Davis’s enology department, he was part of the generation that showed the world that California could produce wines to rival those of the Old World.

Tasting Note
The 2004 Tom Eddy Meteor Vineyard is a densely colored, full-bodied wine. The extended bottle aging has clearly refined the rough edges here, and the result is a wine that, while rich and full, is also accessible. Aromas of dark cherry, sandalwood, lavender and anise lead to lush flavors of dark plum, vanilla and a focused stream of acidity and minerality that keeps the wine well balanced and juicy. Enjoy this with a variety of rich meats such as short ribs, grilled steaks and chops. With five to seven years of age, this wine is drinking beautifully now, but it will continue to evolve for another decade.

Kevin Boyer

Kevin Boyer has 16 years of wine experience, most recently as VP of beverage for Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Inc. He also co-founded the critically acclaimed boutique Napa Valley winery, BOYANCI. Kevin is a nationally recognized sommelier affiliated with the Court of Master Sommeliers, Society of Wine Educators and many other global wine organizations.

Here’s a taste of the 2002

Tom Eddy ranting a bit