McLean Creek Rd Chardonnay 2018 - 1.5L
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Meyer Family Vineyards is home to McLean Creek Vineyard in Okanagan Falls, a steep sloping graveled and sandy loam site that yields excellent chardonnay fruit. The winemaking methods are Burgundian; that is to say, spare with minimal intervention. The ferment is a mix of native and cultured yeasts that wraps up in 22% new French oak. After 11 months on lees without bâtonnage (stirring), it is bottled unfined and unfiltered, having gone through a full malolactic fermentation.
Fresh, creamy, leesy, citrus with a nutty underside and a long, piercing, mineral, salty finish, this is crazy good for the price. There is no rush to drink this unless you open it, which inevitably leads to drinking the entire bottle in minutes—the New Okanagan.
- Anthony Gismondi, 92 points