John Schreiner on wine: Okanagan Falls Wineries Tasting

April 5th, 2017

95 Points ~ Meyer Micro Cuvée Pinot Noir 2014

“This wine is made by choosing the best block and best clones from the McLean Creek Vineyard and then selecting the best barrels to produce 110 cases. This was aged 11 months in French oak (50% new). The wine has aromas of cherry and vanilla. On the palate, the flavours of plum and cherry are subtly integrated with toasty oak. The finish has savoury notes of forest floor.”

95 Points ~ Meyer Micro Cuvée Chardonnay 2015

“This powerful wine is the winery’s flagship Chardonnay.  It was aged 11 months in French oak barrels (50% new). Brioche in the aroma and flavour mingles with lively citrus flavours. This elegant wine will age superbly.”

92 Points ~ Meyer Stevens Block Chardonnay 2016

“The grapes are from a viticulturally distinctive block in the winery’s Old Main Road vineyard near Naramata. The wine is intensely fruity, beginning with citrus aromas that lead to flavours of guava and citrus. The lingering finish is crisp.”

91 Points ~ Meyer McLean Creek Pinot Noir 2015

“The wine begins with aromas of cherry mingled with toasted oak. On the palate, which is becoming silky, there are flavours of spicy black cherry with a hint of cloves on the finish.”

91 Points ~ Meyer Pinot Noir Reimer Vineyard 2015

“The grapes are from a vineyard in East Kelowna. It is a bright and appealing wine with cherries and red berries dancing across the palate.”

91 Points ~ Meyer Old Block Pinot Noir 2015

“This wine is made from a small Pinot Noir block in the McLean Creek vineyard that was planted in 1994. The clone is unknown but the wine is very good. It begins with aromas of black cherry and plum with hints of forest floor. This is echoed on the palate, where the finish is spicy and savoury.”

89 Points ~ Meyer Okanagan Chardonnay 2016

“This is an uncomplicated fruit-forward wine, with a crisp aroma and with appealing flavours of peach and apple.”

89 Points ~ Meyer Rosé 2016

“This is a Pinot Noir rosé made with juice bled from crushed grapes. The technique usually is a win/win situation: the pink wine is delicate but fruit and the subsequent Pinot Noir is more concentrated. This wine has aromas and flavours of strawberry, with a dry finish.”