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Meyer Chardonnaytext
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16¼/20

Meyer Chardonnay 2018

Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaMeyer has a top reputation for chardonnay, and this youthful wine is a pale silvery lemon in the glass with an aromatic personality of apple, lemon, and pear. The nose is admirably subdued, showing a touch of fennel and a distinct leesy bread dough note. The flavours are on the restrained side for a BC chardonnay, with delicate tree fruits, peach pit savoury flavours, an herbal, yeasty, dimension and high, mouth-watering acidity. Please note the sleek texture (evidence of lees work) and distinctly mineral-laced finish. It's in the Chablis direction with a bit more fruit, and a very nice, appropriate style for BC. There is oak, but the barrels are well-used with no overt oaky flavours. Lightish in body, you can sip this solo, team it up with local soft cheese, or have with a simple chicken and rice bowl.Tasted: 15 September 2019Tasted by: Prices: BC 20.00 winery direct Producer: Meyer Family VineyardsDistributors: Olivier Brands
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 160580UPC: 808755007479