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Meyer Family Vineyards Chardonnay Stevens Block Old Main Road Vineyard 2019

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaOld Main Road Vineyard sits on a terrace on Naramata Bench in the central Okanagan Valley. Stevens Block is one of four acres on a steep slope with a particular cool style that lights it up on the palate. The bunches go directly to the press, followed by a long 60-day indigenous ferment in stainless steel, before remaining on lees in older French oak barrels for six months, where the magic begins. Tight and high-strung, it has a rush of freshness that tempers its chalky, leesy textures. There is a small but important touch of reduction with creamy pear and lemon everywhere before a spicy lingering finish. However, I have a complaint: this wine shouldn’t leave the winery until at least 24 months, if not 30, because I fear it is all being drunk too soon. You have to join the wine club to buy this one, but it is worth itTasted: 01 November 2020Tasted by: Prices: BC 28.00 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Meyer Family VineyardsDistributors: International Cellars Inc.
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 326140UPC: 808755010165