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Meyer Family Vineyards Pinot Noir Micro Cuvée McLean Creek Vineyardstext

Meyer Family Vineyards Pinot Noir Micro Cuvée McLean Creek Vineyards 2022

Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, CanadaMicro Cuvée bottlings are barrel selections, in this case, from the family's estate McLean Creek Vineyard, in OK Falls. This pinot comes from a mix of Pommard 91, and 4 Dijon clones (114, 115, 667), planted across three distinct blocks, and on a range of sloping gravel and sandy loams. This began fermentation in stainless before moving into French oak (50% new) where it remained for 11 months prior to bottling unfined and unfiltered. Autumnal forest, dried florals, and cherry leather rule the medium palate, seasoned with smoked stones and black tea. Tannins are soft and supple, with their silkiness turning into a bitter cherry nip on the finish. Tastes older than 2022 at present, and while the Diam10 cork will preserve this for many years in your cellar, I think it's drinking smartly now.Tasted: 20 March 2024Tasted by: Prices:
BC$58.35750mlwinery online/direct, select private retailers, restaurants
Producer: Meyer Family VineyardsDistributors: Olivier Brands
Vagabond Merchants
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 770818UPC: 808755010677