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Meyer Family Vineyards Chardonnay Micro Cuvée Old Main Rd Vineyardtext

Meyer Family Vineyards Chardonnay Micro Cuvée Old Main Rd Vineyard 2020

Naramata Bench, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe 2020 vintage was the best in recent years, comparable to the excellent 2016 season in Okanagan Falls. Although there were forest fires in the area and across the border in Washington and Oregon, the smoke was not a significant factor during the warm July and August months leading up to harvest. The Micro Cuvée is all McLean Creek Road Vineyard fruit, and the vines are now 28 years old. It is individually tasted and selected from stand-out barrels: one new French oak puncheon; two new French oak barrels; and two one-year-old puncheons. The winemaking is hands off, and the wine unfined and coarsely filtered at bottling. The style is lightly reductive, and the nose is fragrant, feeding off ripe fruit, mineral, wet stone, toast, and tropical fruit that runs deep and long throughout. The finish has a bit of ginger and creamy vanilla notes. Impressive, as always.Tasted: 04 May 2022Tasted by: Prices:
BC$58.35750mlwinery online/direct
Producer: Meyer Family VineyardsDistributors: Olivier Brands
Vagabond Merchants
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 883363UPC: 808755006267