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Meyer Family Vineyards Pinot Noir Old Block McLean Creek Vineyardtext

Meyer Family Vineyards Pinot Noir Old Block McLean Creek Vineyard 2022

Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaFrom their home estate McLean Creek Road Vineyard, in Okanagan Falls, the Old Block was planted in 1994 on a steep south facing slope of gravels and sandy loams. This was destemmed and cold soaked before a native ferment in stainless prior to moving to French oak (40% new) for 11 months. It was bottled unfined and unfiltered. Silken smooth on the palate, with black raspberries, dark plum, and perfumed cherry dusted with pipe tobacco and seasoned with pink peppercorn. Acidity is crunchy bright, and tannins are long and downy through the lingering finish. Drinking now, this friendly pinot would well suit grilled salmon or pork, though the Diam10 closure suggests the winery wants you to lay it down for a while first.Tasted: 08 January 2024Tasted by: Prices:
BC$44.44750mlclub members only
Producer: Meyer Family VineyardsDistributors: Olivier Brands
Vagabond Merchants
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 770818UPC: 8087550295