At the recent Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition our 2012 McLean Creek Road Chard won a double gold & best in class! All wines at the competition are tasted blind and to earn a double gold all four judges on the panel must vote for gold!
“The Meyer family relies on this 20-year-old, 17-acre vineyard above their winery for much of the work by New Zealand-trained winemaker Chris Carson. Here’s one of five styles of Chardonnay released by this young Okanagan Falls winery, and it’s priced in the middle of the lineup. There’s no shortage of oak in the aromatics, which hint at Spanish almonds, lemon oil, apricot and sandalwood. The palate offers a balance of butterscotch and toast with flavors of pear, apple butter and lemon curd. Suggested pairings with this include crab, sablefish, scallops, halibut and roasted chicken.”
Thrilled to have also received the following awards:
2012 Kelly Hrudey Old Main Road Vineyard Chardonnay – Silver
2012 Okanagan Valley Pinot Noir – Silver
2012 McLean Creek Road Vineyard Pinot Noir – Silver
2012 Reimer Family Vineyard Pinot Noir – Bronze
To view the full list of awards go to greatnorthwestwine.com