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Meyer Chardonnay Deklava Clone Anarchist Mountain Vineyardtext
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Meyer Chardonnay Deklava Clone Anarchist Mountain Vineyard 2020

Osoyoos, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe first single vineyard chardonnay to come off Anarchist Mountain was originally planted in 1985 by Anton Dekleva. The unknown clone has since been named the Dekleva clone, spelled wrong on the inaugural label and is being grown to great success by Checkmate Winery on the Golden Mile Bench. The fruit was blended into the Okanagan Valley label at Meyer before the single vineyard label was released with 2019 fruit. Winemaker Chris Carson decided the fruit deserved to stand on its own, and so it has rested unstirred for 11 months in 25% new French oak for 11 months. The nose is fresh with green apple undertones. The palate is creamy with pear butter and a touch of spice. Not as polished as other Meyer chardonnays, but it will be fun to drink earlier.Tasted: 14 December 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 31.39 wine club member exclusive Producer: Meyer Family VineyardsDistributors: Olivier Brands
Grape: ChardonnayUPC: 626990389545