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Meyer Family Vineyards Pinot Noir Old Block McLean Creek Vineyard - OK Falls
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Meyer Family Vineyards Pinot Noir Old Block McLean Creek Vineyard - OK Falls 2015

Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaIn 2015, mild spring temperatures forced one of the earliest ever recorded budbursts in mid-April that pushed the prime ripening period into the hottest days of the growing season. This was an issue for some producers. At Meyer, harvest began on the 7th of September. On the upside, the fruit was disease free and ripe. Chris Carson keep sits simple at Meyer. The fruit is gently de-stemmed via gravity into small open top fermenters and allowed to cold soak., followed by an indigenous yeast ferment peaking at 30C. Gentle hand plunging of the must is performed throughout before the free run juice is transferred to 100 percent French oak barrels (22 percent new) for 11 months. In 2015 the fruit has been deftly handled keeping it fresh and lively with floral undertones and bright dark cherry fruit with flecks of mineral mud. Finesse and length is the holy grail of pinot and it's apparent here.Tasted: 08 August 2017Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 50.00 winery direct, vqa, private retail Producer: Meyer Family VineyardsDistributors: International Cellars Inc.
Varietal: Pinot NoirCSPC: 770818UPC: 808755012985