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Meyer Family Vineyards Pinot Noir-Old Block McLean Creek Vineyardtext
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16¾/20

Meyer Family Vineyards Pinot Noir-Old Block McLean Creek Vineyard 2017

Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaOld Block comes off the original 1994 vineyard plantings and is the largest block of pinot at McLean Creek Road. It’s roughly one acre, and the clone is unknown. The nose is almost aromatic, pumped full of raspberries and forest floor. The mix of sour cherry and sweet ripe raspberries is a perfect match in this medium-bodied pinot, one you can drink now or age five to seven years. The winemaking is simple: the fruit is de-stemmed and runs via gravity into small, open-top fermenters (although 15 percent goes in whole-cluster). After a cold soak, an indigenous fermentation peaks at 30 degrees Celsius with hand plunging of the must throughout. Post-maceration, the wine is transferred to French oak barrels (30 percent new) for 11 months undergoing a natural malolactic fermentation in late spring. McLean Creek Road Vineyard is located in Okanagan Falls on a predominantly steep southerly aspect with the soil comprised of alluvial and glacial deposits.Tasted: 20 April 2019Tasted by: Prices: BC 43.58 club members only Producer: Meyer Family VineyardsDistributors: International Cellars Inc.
Goldie Strate
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 770818UPC: 808755012985