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Meyer Family Vineyards Chardonnay Stevens Block Old Main Road Vineyard
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Meyer Family Vineyards Chardonnay Stevens Block Old Main Road Vineyard 2016

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaOh my, this is the real thing. 2015's early start backed off in July, and the cooler temperatures have yielded some terrific white wines across the valley. The harvest at Old Main Road Vineyard started September 26 at 23 brix. The one acre Stevens Block was planted in 2006 to the French clones 4 and 5 on the steepest and coolest part of the Naramata Vineyard. It’s been farmed organic since 2013 and like all the winemaking at Meyer, little is done to the fruit. The ferment was long (60 days) and cool and the result is a somewhat tight, linear entry, almost a Chablis cru style with super bright fruit and a vein of electricity from front to back. Super youthful and fresh this should develop well over the next three to five years. Try it now with seafood pasta dish or grilled halibut.Tasted: 08 August 2017Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 28.00 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Meyer Family VineyardsDistributors: International Cellars Inc.
Varietal: ChardonnayCSPC: 326140UPC: 808755010165