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Meyer Family Vineyards Pinot Noir Old Block McLean Creek Vineyardtext

Meyer Family Vineyards Pinot Noir Old Block McLean Creek Vineyard 2020

Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFrom one of the original vineyard plantings at their Okanagan Falls estate McLean Creek Road Vineyard, this was planted in 1994 to an unknown clone on a steep, southern-facing slope. The organically / sustainably farmed fruit was destemmed and cold soaked before a native ferment and transfer to French barrels (33% new) for 11 months, before the wine was bottled unfined and unfiltered. The power of the old vines and the excellent 2020 vintage is well matched by the wood treatment this year, with savoury wild plum, cassis, black cherry, framed with lightly toasted cedar, cola, and cracked pink pepper. Tannins are still wood led at this young age, but it will continue to meld with the darker fruit in short order.Tasted: 25 January 2022Tasted by: Prices:
BC$44.44750mlclub members only
Producer: Meyer Family VineyardsDistributors: Olivier Brands
Vagabond Merchants
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 770818UPC: 808755012985