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Meyer Family Vineyards Chardonnay McLean Creek Road Vineyardtext
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Meyer Family Vineyards Chardonnay McLean Creek Road Vineyard 2020

Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaLast year I suggested Meyer winemaker Chris Carson move to the important second level of winemaking, where the wines are consistently well made from year to year. Well, you can rinse and repeat that in 2020. Dependability is the best accolade we can give any winery, and Meyer is all that and more, especially the McLean Creek label. In what has been described as a terrific year for chardonnay in Okanagan Falls, you can look for a bright citrus, nutty, stony, mineral character that permeates, delivering just the right level of complexity to hold your interest throughout. Again, it is all you could want for the price. Chardonnay goes directly to press for a long, cool, gentle before only the purest, free run juice is retained. Most of the ferment is in stainless steel with indigenous and cultured yeasts before moving to under 20% new French oak barrels for 11 months on lees without bâtonnage, undergoing a natural malolactic fermentation.Tasted: 01 January 2022Tasted by: Prices: BC 31.39 winery online/direct Producer: Meyer Family VineyardsDistributors: Olivier Brands
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 139717UPC: 808755006809