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Excellence in Meyer Family Vineyards

Excellence in Meyer Family Vineyards

It’s almost embarrassing how complimentary Kristof is in this article! Thank you Kristof for this very complimentary write up, interview & great reviews of our wines. The full interview and reviews can be found online at

93+ Points, Stunning
2012 Micro Cuvée Chardonnay

“…this wine has the steely-minerality of Chablis and the lightly perfumed orchardfruit *(apples, pears) of Beaune: truly marvelous; I was impressed not only with the concentration, but with the sophistication. This is a special wine. This is a celebratory wine! It’s not just a wine to celebrate an occasion with but it also celebrates the Okanagan Valley, the Naramata Bench, and more specifically the Old Main Road vineyard. This is a site-specific wine that shouts out “I am from this place.” and, my friends, very few wines are as articulate as this. I smell the wine and I can smell the light scrub-brush on the hillside warming under a July sun… I can sense the little white and yellow flowers that dot the slope and the old apple trees gnarled with their years. When I taste this wine, I can taste the purity of the water flowing through rock, deep beneath the surface. And we should speak of food, n’est-pas? Freshly shucked oysters are a natural, as are most anything from the sea with a bit of fat… West Coast salmon would be divine, but not with Asian sauces as, in my experience, those seem to prefer Pinot Noir to Chardonnay. This should be on the “bucket-list” of anyone who truly loves the varietal and a must for those who profess that only Burgundy can produce Burgundian quality.”

93 Points, Stunning
2012 Micro Cuvée Pinot Noir

“…reminding me of Maison Jadot Domaine Duc de Magenta, 1er Cru, Puligny-Montrachet *( ); this is one of the most articulate expressions of Pinot Noir in British Columbia that I remember: a heady bouquet that is at the same time: fiercely concentrated yet finessed, inviting with the fresh aromas of ripe red berries and yet full of warm earth tones and salty mineral precision. The full acid starts so innocently then warms on the palate and races with the exuberance of youth. Fine, chewy tannin are structured well enough for any celebrity-chef meal and yet restrained enough that it is far too easily consumed before the meal… or after the meal with beautiful company and dark chocolate. A craftsman’s balance, immense structure and concentration, this wine drinks far above its price currently and will continue to develop for several years. Enjoy 2014-2020.”

92+ Points, Excellent Value
2012 McLean Creek Road Vineyard Pinot Noir

…the bouquet opens with not only the ripeness of red berries; a bowl heaped full of cherries/raspberries/strawberries/red currants, but also wild herbs growing on the hillside and a hint of star anise or Chinese cinnamon. The acids are brisk, lean, focused, and carry with them a concentration that easily matches the bountiful aromas. Fine/chewy tannin crave the richness of pâté and toasted pumpernickel but are a delight of balance and superb structure on their own. I am especially impressed with the fine edge of seasalt minerality that runs throughout the palate, holding everything in unison. Delightful now the wine will cellar, and develop, for many years to come: enjoy 2014-2020 with ease.”

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