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Meyer Family Vineyards Chardonnay McLean Creek Road Vineyardtext
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16¾/20

Meyer Family Vineyards Chardonnay McLean Creek Road Vineyard 2019

Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFrom their Okanagan Falls home estate vineyard and its steep sloping gravelled sandy loams, this was partial native fermented in stainless, before completing fermentation in French oak (22% new), where it remained for 11 months on lees, without b√Ęttonage, and with full MLF. The wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered. There's a flicker of alluring flinty reduction on the front of this complexed, lemon-forward chardy, carrying yellow apple, green apple, river stones, verbena, and subtle cedar spice along the medium palate, amply bedded with herbal lees, and lingering with rock salt. Would love to see this dialled up and chiseled out even more, for the next level of chardonnay from McLean Creek.Tasted: 11 June 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 30.00 winery direct Producer: Meyer Family VineyardsDistributors: International Cellars Inc.
Goldie Strate
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 139717UPC: 808755006809