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Meyer Family Vineyards Pinot Noir - B Field Blend McLean Creek Road Vineyardtext

Meyer Family Vineyards Pinot Noir - B Field Blend McLean Creek Road Vineyard 2022

Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaThe pinot plantings at McLean Creek Road Vineyard are a mix of different Burgundian clones. When winemaker Chris Carson planted the B Field in 2017, the new block received three Dijon clones (115, 667, 777) and cuttings from an unknown clone from the designated Old Block site. The goal was to be able to harvest a Field Blend each year. All other clones harvested from this vineyard are picked and fermented separately, but for the B, the four clones are picked on the same day and cofermented in a more traditional field blend way. The blend in 2022 is magic. It’s aged in older neutral French oak barrels for 11 months before bottling. Compared to the warmer 2020 release, this wine is fresher and amazingly juicy. Seamless and delicious from front to back, this is fun to drink with soft tannins, ripe cherries, a dusting of barnyard, and a long, silky finish. Love the finesse and simplicity of this wine. Super value.Tasted: 07 November 2023Tasted by: Prices:
BC$31.39750mlwinery online/direct
Producer: Meyer Family VineyardsDistributors: Olivier Brands
Vagabond Merchants
Grape: Pinot NoirUPC: 626990389538