2015 Meyer Family McLean Creek Pinot Noir
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Region: Okanagan Falls
Bottle size: 750 mL
A more muscular wine, wth a savoury, slightly funky nose and deeper fruit flavour profile of plum and black cherry, some blueberry spice and mocha notes. Medium-bodied with velvety tannins, well structured for long-term cellaring.
Winemaker: Chris Carson
91 Points - The wine begins with aromas of cherry mingled with toasted oak. On the palate, which is becoming silky, there are flavors of spicy black cherry with a hint of cloves on the finish. Tasted April 2017 - John Schreiner"A richer version of the 2014, with much darker, blueberry aromas and characters but still with enough acidity to keep it fresh. The attack is firm and relatively dry with a pleasant, savoury, rustic undercurrent and firm but accessible tannins. There is no need to rush to drinking this but it is kind of fun to gulp now. If you don’t cellar this through 2020 try it with barbecue pork. Mclean Creek Road Vineyard is on the home site. Its relatively steep slope faces south, west and northwest and sits over a mix of stony/sandy alluvial and glacial deposits. The vines mix five different Burgundian clones, both Pommard and Dijon, on three distinct blocks. Each block is managed separately using organic principles." - Gismondi on Wine - Anthony Gismondi
To produce the finest quality wines in the traditions of burgundy, we followed certain philosophies, strategies and techniques in production. Each wine reflects the single vineyard of its origin, the soil, the climate, the slope. Hand harvested, hand crafted, with great attention to detail, we take pride in each bottle of wine. Meyer Family Vineyards wines are produced on two main vineyards, the 1.62 hectare Old Main Road vineyard on the Naramata Bench and the 6.9 hectare McLean Creek Road vineyard in Okanagan Falls. - Chris Carson