Great Northwest Wine top 100 wines of 2014: 60-51

By on December 28, 2014

54. Meyer Family Vineyards 2012 McLean Creek Road Vineyard Chardonnay, Okanagan Valley, $30

2012-McLean-Creek-Chardonnay-667-x-1024The 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. This won double gold and best of class at the Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition.

Production: 500 cases

Alcohol: 13.%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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