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Meyer Family Vineyards Chardonnay McLean Creek Road Vineyardtext

Meyer Family Vineyards Chardonnay McLean Creek Road Vineyard 2021

Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaMcLean Creek Road Vineyard, in Okanagan Falls, is the home base vineyard, a steep, sand, gravel and loam site planted nineteen years ago. The winemaking is primarily hands-off at Meyer. In this case, the fruit gets a cool partial native ferment in stainless steel before finishing up in 22% new French oak barrels for 11 months. It is sitting on its lees throughout but without any physical stirring. The nose has pleasant spice and toasted overtone with plenty of green apple and wet stone. Cool, calm, and sophisticated, this is chardonnay for grown-ups. Treve nailed the cracked nutmeg in the finish. Just a baby, this will be fun to track through 2030.Tasted: 02 February 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$32.26750mlwinery direct
Producer: Meyer Family VineyardsDistributors: Olivier Brands
Vagabond Merchants
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 139717UPC: 808755006809