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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 2017

Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaMeyer Family Vineyards are known for their pinot noir and chardonnay, in particular, their single vineyard selections, like this one. McLean Creek Road Vineyard is their Okanagan Falls estate, 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. Destemmed and native fermented with gentle hand plunging, this then went into French oak (25 percent new) for 11 months prior to bottling unfined and unfiltered. Lusty dark raspberry, plush cherry, sarsaparilla wrap around a ripe core, the generous expansiveness afforded by the Pommard clones. Leather, spiced cedar seasons this to a gently warming finish. Still very much in youth, this will reward with cellaring.Tasted: 28 January 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 40.00 winery direct Producer: Meyer Family VineyardsDistributors: International Cellars Inc.
Varietal: Pinot NoirCSPC: 831487UPC: 00808755006267