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Meyer Family Vineyards Chardonnay McLean Creek Road Vineyardtext
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Meyer Family Vineyards Chardonnay McLean Creek Road Vineyard 2019

Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaMeyer winemaker Chris Carson has moved to the important second level of winemaking, where the wines are consistently well made from year to year. Dependability is perhaps the best accolade any winery can receive because it means they care about every bottle going out the door. In the McLean Creek label, the citrus, nutty, mineral, stony flavours are a constant, as is the fresh, long, linear palate flecked with hints of Okanagan scrub. Complexly simple, it is all you could want for the price. The winemaking regime is now familiar: chardonnay directly to press for a long, cool, gentle, pressing regime where only the purest, free run juice is retained. The ferment begins in stainless steel with indigenous and cultured yeasts, and it remains there for most of the fermentation before it is moved to under 20 percent new French oak. It sits on its lees for 11 months without b√Ęttonage while undergoing a natural malolactic fermentation.Tasted: 01 May 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 30.00 winery direct Producer: Meyer Family VineyardsDistributors: International Cellars Inc.
Goldie Strate
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 139717UPC: 808755006809