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Meyer Family Vineyards Pinot Noir Micro Cuvée McLean Creek Vineyards - OK Falls
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Meyer Family Vineyards Pinot Noir Micro Cuvée McLean Creek Vineyards - OK Falls 2015

Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe Micro-Cuvée is best of the bunch most years, although rivalled by the Old Block in 2015. There is only 110 cases of it, all grown at McLean Creek Road. The Micro Cuvée is winemaker Chris Carson’s personal selection of his best barrels, what he terms the “most harmonious blend” of McLean Creek Road Vineyard. The grapes are Pommard Clone 91. Carson used all French oak, 50 percent new, and it is aged for eleven months. This is unabashed New World pinot eerily reminiscent of Central Otago. The entry is silky, the textures smooth, the flavours are a mix of forest floor, earth, dark plums, cherries and dried sagebrush. Persistent and lengthy. In 2015, mild spring temperatures forced one the earliest ever recorded budburst in mid-April, pushing the prime ripening period into the hottest days of the growing season which was an issue for some producers. Harvest began on the 7th of September. On the upside, the fruit was disease free and ripe.Tasted: 08 August 2017Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 60.00 winery direct, vqa, private retail Producer: Meyer Family VineyardsDistributors: International Cellars Inc.
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 770818UPC: 808755010677