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Meyer Family Vineyards Chardonnay Stevens Block Old Main Road Vineyardtext
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Meyer Family Vineyards Chardonnay Stevens Block Old Main Road Vineyard 2020

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThis is a single block selection from their Naramata Bench Old Main Road Vineyard, planted in 2006 to French clones 4 and 5. Stevens Block is a steep, cool slope, farmed with organic practices. After a whole cluster ferment, the free-run juice was natively fermented over 6 weeks in stainless, before resting in older French barrels on lees for 10 months, with MLF. This youthful wine is showing its wood at present, with a creamy, downy core framed with spiced cedar toast, hazelnuts, lemon curd, finishing with a pithy lemon note on the finish, which feels warmer than its 13.5%. At present, take with creamy risottos or chowder, or lay down for a year and allow this time to settle a bit.Tasted: 19 November 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 27.04 winery direct, private wine shops Producer: Meyer Family VineyardsDistributors: Olivier Brands
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 326140UPC: 808755010165