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Meyer Family Vineyards Chardonnay Stevens Block Old Main Road Vineyardtext

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