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Meyer Family Vineyards Chardonnay Tribute Series - Terry Threlfall Old Main Road Vineyardtext
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Meyer Family Vineyards Chardonnay Tribute Series - Terry Threlfall Old Main Road Vineyard 2020

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe Meyer Family Tribute Series Chardonnay honours one exemplary Canadian each vintage. For the 2020 vintage, they've honoured Terry Threllfall, a respected, renowned local wine director who passed suddenly, far too early, in 2020. From their northerly facing 1996 planted Old Man Bench vineyard, on the Naramata Bench, and it's silty loams over clay, this was whole bunch pressed and cool fermented in stainless before heading to French oak (22% new) for 11 months on lees, without b√Ętonnage, and with MLF. The wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered. Alluring reduction darts through this wine, livening green apple, stone, lemon cream, flake salts that stream along the medium, lees-decked palate. The finish lingers with salinity, welcoming another glass. Certainly a somm's wine, but also graciously welcoming to all drinkers, much like the gentleman Terry himself.Tasted: 22 November 2021Tasted by: Prices: BC 31.39 winery online/direct Producer: Meyer Family VineyardsDistributors: Olivier Brands
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 838532UPC: 808755006236