MCLEAN CREEK PINOT NOIR, MEYER FAMILY VINEYARDS, OKANAGAN VALLEY, BC, 2012
This week's wine of the week is one of BC's best!
After a decision to change careers and enter the wine world Jak and Janice spent three years searching for the perfect vineyard site in the Okanagan Valley.
In 2006 after combing the valley north to south, they discovered and purchased a small vineyard on the Naramata bench. In late 2008 they purchased a prime piece of property in Okanagan Falls and assembled their winemaking and viticultural "dream team" to focus on small lot single vineyard wines of excellence in the traditions of Burgundy.
Producing less than 6,000 cases per year, Meyer Family Vineyards stays true to their quality versus quantity mantra and enjoy hard earned recognition from wine industry peers, loyal consumers and international wine competitions. Their family owned “Mclean Creek Road Vineyard” is located in Okanagan Falls. This elegant Pinot Noir boasts pure fruit expressions of raspberry and dark cherry with dried violets, cedar and cocoa. The palate is supple, with a silky texture; generous dark berry and cherry, cedar and cocoa flavours frolic across your tongue. Wonderful balance here; the tannins are youthful but sweet and ripe.
2 oz $9.5 / 4 oz $19 / 6 oz $28 / Bottle $112
Emily Walker, YEW Sommelier - @hintsofhawthorn
Mclean Creek Pinot Noir, Meyer Family Vineyards
Okanagan Valley, BC 2012