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Meyer Family Vineyards Chardonnay McLean Creek Road Vineyardtext
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Meyer Family Vineyards Chardonnay McLean Creek Road Vineyard 2022

Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaMcLean Creek Road is the Meyer home estate site inside the Okanagan Falls. It is a sloping site of sand and gravel mixed with loam, with vines that will be 30 years old this year. Winemaker Chris Carson is a man of few words and even less intervention, which is apparent when you nose and taste this wine. After a long, cool ferment in stainless steel, it is aged in French oak for 11 months, 22% new, with zero b√Ętonnage. This is a dream style of BC chardonnay, so alive and fresh, subtle enough to expose the terroir, packed full of complex citrus, green apple, and honeyed oatmeal, with a stony, mineral finish. Drink or hold for three to five years. Production came in at 9000 bottles, and the alcohol a modest 13.5%.Tasted: 03 February 2024Tasted by: Prices:
BC$32.26750mlwinery direct
Producer: Meyer Family VineyardsDistributors: Olivier Brands
Vagabond Merchants
Grape: ChardonnayCSPC: 139717UPC: 808755006809