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Meyer Family Vineyards Pinot Noir Micro Cuvée McLean Creek Vineyardstext
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Meyer Family Vineyards Pinot Noir Micro Cuvée McLean Creek Vineyards 2019

Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaMicro Cuvée bottlings are barrel selections, in this case, from their estate McLean Creek Vineyard, in OK Falls. This pinot comes from a mix of Pommard 91, and 4 Dijon clones (114, 115, 667), planted across three distinct blocks, and on a range of sloping gravel and sandy loams. This was fermented and aged in two new French oak 500L puncheons, along with eight 1 year old French barrels for 11 months. It was bottled unfined and unfiltered. Rich and toasted, with baked cherry, raspberry jam, plum seasoned with ample wood and baking spices through to a warming sarsaparilla finish. Tannins are velveteen soft, cuddling this to the finish line. Quite a big, cushy pinot for only 13.5, reminiscent of Sonoma in generosity, intensity, and fruit.Tasted: 14 August 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 60.00 winery online/direct, VQA, select private retailers Producer: Meyer Family VineyardsDistributors: International Cellars Inc.
Goldie Strate
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 770818UPC: 808755010677