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Meyer Family Vineyards Pinot Noir McLean Creek Road Vineyard
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Meyer Family Vineyards Pinot Noir McLean Creek Road Vineyard 2016

Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaMeyer Family Vineyards have carved a spot for themselves with their single vineyard pinot noirs and chardonnays. This is from their Okanagan Falls estate McLean Creek Road Vineyard, with its sloping alluvial and glacial gravels and sandy loams. Five Pommard and Dijon clones (114, 115, 91, 667, 777) were farmed organically, plot by plot. All was destemmed (15 percent whole cluster) to a cold soak before a native ferment. Post maceration, this was transferred to French oak, a quarter of which was new, for 11 months. Though this is a generous, softer, ripe wine, there's a tense vibrato of acidity that streams throughout, cutting through the forest berry, cherry leather, ripe fruit, wet forest, and toasty wood, and keeps this streamline. A sweet sarsaparilla note floats right to the snappy finish, lingering with warming, smoked baking spices. Another classic MFV wine, drinking well now, but will reward with short-term cellaring. 650 casesTasted: 07 March 2018Tasted by: Prices: BC 40.00 winery direct Producer: Meyer Family VineyardsDistributors: International Cellars Inc.
Varietal: Pinot NoirCSPC: 831487UPC: 00808755006267