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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Meyer Gewurztraminer
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16¼/20

Meyer Gewurztraminer 2016

Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaSweet perfumed pear, lime blossom, starfruit fill this lean framed but voluptuous gewürztraminer, a grape that struggles in the Okanagan. Here, however, gew's lushness meets Okanagan Falls acidity, via this single McLean Creek vineyard wine. Planted in 1994 on sandy and gravel loams, this was picked in stages, partial whole bunch, partial skin contact, and entirely native fermented, long and cool in stainless and older French oak where it was left on lees for a further three months post ferment. Mid-sweet, but with lime-laced acidity to counter, this is a level of attention not oft seen in gew in Canada, and it shows. I've found Meyer Family Vineyards' wines need time in bottle after release to really shine, and this is one example.Tasted: 06 April 2018Tasted by: Prices: BC 18.00 winery direct, vqa, private retail Producer: Meyer Family VineyardsDistributors: International Cellars Inc.
Grape: GewürztraminerCSPC: 182642UPC: 808755006281