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Meyer Family Vineyards Chardonnay Micro Cuvée McLean Creek Road Vineyard
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Meyer Family Vineyards Chardonnay Micro Cuvée McLean Creek Road Vineyard 2015

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaNo one expected the heat of 2015 and unless you were growing cabernet sauvignon, I’m sure no wants to see it again in the Okanagan. It’s warm years like 2015 that point to the wealth of sites available to wineries to make wine up and down the valley. The Micro Cuvée is only produced in top years and is based on specific barrel selections. In this case winemaker Chris Carson chose one new French oak puncheon from the Troncais forest and one one-year old puncheon from the Allier forest. This chardonnay is on the edge of being Napa-like, with rich, nutty, spicy fruit flavours. It’s a bigger, warmer year but there is enough acidity and texture to keep your interest. Try this with a full-blown piece of brie, or a rosemary scented roasted chicken.Tasted: 08 August 2017Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 60.00 winery direct Producer: Meyer Family VineyardsDistributors: International Cellars Inc.
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 883363UPC: 00626990062707