Friday, August 14, 2015

Okanagan Trip, Part Sixteen! First visit to Meyer Family Vineyards

Holy out in the middle of nowhere, Batman!!

After travelling down The Long and Winding Road (not the Beatles song), we arrived at a lovely, quaint little winery, Meyer Family Vineyards,

We had tasted a few wines here and there, but this was going to be our first try at tasting a variety of their wares. Known for single vineyard wines of a few different varietals, particularly Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

Meyer Family Vineyards 2012 Tribute Series Chardonnay ($30)

The Tribute Series is an annual award to an outstanding Canadian in their field. This year's tribute is Pat Quinn. Click this link to read the very interesting story behind the man and the tribute.

Fruity and lightly oaked. Notes of lemon and a tinge of butterscotch. 87.

Meyer Family Vineyards 2013 McLean Creek Road Chardonnay ($30)

A touch more oak on the nose and palate than the above. Still very light and very fruity, with a finish of citrus and toffee. 87.

Meyer Family Vineyards 2013 Gewurtzraminer ($18)

Enticing aromas of lychee, pineapple and citrus. The fruit carries through on the palate. Well balanced and tasty. 88.

Meyer Family Vineyards 2014 Rose ($20)

85% Pinot Noir, 15% Gewurtzraminer. Strawberry, cranberry and a hint of green tomato on the nose and the palate. Rich and delicate. Would pair beautifully with pasta and tomato sauce. 87.

Meyer Family Vineyards 2013 Okanagan Valley Pinot Noir ($25)

Light aromas of blackberry and plum. Rich and smooth mouthfeel, with blackberry, blueberry and a hint of spice on the finish. 88.

Meyer Family Vineyards 2013 McLean Creek Rd. Pinot Noir ($40)

Plum, blueberry, blackberry and a hint of vanilla mingle across the nose. Excellent use of oak creates a top-notch Pinot that finishes long and lovely. 90.

Meyer Family Vineyards 2013 Reimer Vineyard Pinot Noir ($40)

Blackberry, strawberry and vanilla on the nose. Red fruits dominate the palate, which is slightly less developed than the above....but still quite nice. 89.

A very pleasant tasting experience and we left happy with a couple bottles of the McLean Creek Pinot in tow. Definitely visit this one on your next trip to the Okanagan...just follow the signs (and a GPS wouldn't hurt!!!).

Up next another well regarded winery that we have never visited until this trip: Blue Mountain!!

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