- Full Bodied
- 13.5% alc./vol
About the Winery
Meyer Family Vineyards
Meyer Family Vineyards have been crafting wines in the Okanagan Valley since 2006. Voted one of the top wineries in Canada, they focus on small lot productions of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir drawing heavily from Burgundian influences.
Following a career in the investment business and raising two young girls, Jak Meyer and Janice Stevens-Meyer decided to completely change directions and get into the wine business. They set out to establish themselves as one of BC’s top wineries focusing on small lot premium Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Surrounded by an experienced team of professionals in the vineyards and in the winery, Meyer Family Vineyards has become a highly awarded and bench mark producer, showing the incredible quality and terroir of BC wines.
93 points - David Lawrason
Harvested at very low tonnage from a single site on the Naramata Bench, this intense, complex chardonnay pours fairly deep lemon. It has lifted nose of toast, flinty reduction, peach, vanillin and hazelnut - lots going on. It is medium-full bodied, firm and bristling with energy without being abrasive, the product of cooler year in the Okanagan that really delivers its region. Very intense, with excellent to outstanding focus and length. Tasted June 2021
Gismondi on Wine
92 points - Anthony Gismondi
Old Main Road Vineyard sits on a terrace on Naramata Bench in the central Okanagan Valley. Stevens Block is one of four acres on a steep slope with a particular cool style that lights it up on the palate. The bunches go directly to the press, followed by a long 60-day indigenous ferment in stainless steel, before remaining on lees in older French oak barrels for six months, where the magic begins. Tight and high-strung, it has a rush of freshness that tempers its chalky, leesy textures. There is a small but important touch of reduction with creamy pear and lemon everywhere before a spicy lingering finish. However, I have a complaint: this wine shouldn’t leave the winery until at least 24 months, if not 30, because I fear it is all being drunk too soon. You have to join the wine club to buy this one, but it is worth it.
91 points - Treve Ring
This is a single block selection from their Naramata Bench Old Main Road Vineyard, planted in 2006 to French clones 4 and 5. Stevens Block is a steep, cool slope, farmed with organic practices. After a whole cluster ferment, the free-run juice was natively fermented over two months in stainless, before resting in older French barrels on lees for 10 months. Still tight and taut in youth, with lemon verbena, cream, meadow grass, and a pad of lees. The finish is long and finely spiced. This will benefit from a couple of years in your cellar.