Meyer Family Cellars 2017 'Donnelly Creek Vineyard' Anderson Valley Chardonnay

Meyer Family Cellars 2017 'Donnelly Creek Vineyard' Anderson Valley Chardonnay

...for a special occasion.
Wine Enthusiast
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SI 92
NCWC 91
...for a special occasion.
Wine Enthusiast

Mission Codename Up the creek

Lush, creamy, satisfyingly delicious Chardonnay… oh, how we’ve been waiting for you to resurface.

We know a LOT of you have been waiting too. Well, today’s the day.

MAKE YOUR MOVE on this fabulous single vineyard Anderson Valley beauty from none other than MEYER FAMILY.

For… is that right… just $22??

Meyer Family - for the few remaining operatives who don’t know, Meyer Family is a super cool, under-the-radar winery, and you might recognize Justin Meyer as co-founder of SILVER OAK. After Justin’s passing in 2002 the family set their sights on revisiting their premium winemaking roots.

Double the Gold Medals, and solid scores too. What we scored here is a BIG deal. For the 2016, Wine Enthusiast wrote “very generous in flavor, this is a big but well-balanced and well-crafted wine that’s suitable for a special occasion.”

And like their much-loved Cabernet, this has all the hallmarks of a finely tuned California classic Chardonnay. It’s a DOOZY. A record-scratching “WHAT IS THAT?!” flavor bomb for your white-wine starved souls. Generous and full-figured, it’s a little tropical, a little citrusy and altogether too easy to drink. It boasts plenty of vanilla, butterscotch, peaches and cream and toasty pears, hazelnut and lemon curd. Aging on the lees helps firm up the complexity, adding a creamy texture. While a nice line of acidity keeps all those big, weighty flavors from bottoming out and really gives it the perfect balance. Might just be your new favorite house white…

BUT, judging by the pent-up demand (we’re heard you Cheryl H.) for white wines, and specifically Chardonnay in this style, we don’t have enough to satisfy the crowds, sadly.

GET SOME WHILE U CAN.

92 Points, Gold Medal – Sunset International

91 Points, Gold Medal – North Coast Wine Challenge

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Tasting Profile Peaches and cream, toasty pears, hazelnut, lemon curd

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body
fruit
Meyer Family Cellars 2017 'Donnelly Creek Vineyard' Anderson Valley Chardonnay 750ml Wine Label
Look

Medium golden yellow

Smell

A little tropical, a little citrusy, hazelnut and lemon curd

Taste

Vanilla, butterscotch, peaches and cream, toasty pears

Finish

Long, perfect balance

Pairing

Pasta, poultry, cheeses

What the Winery Says 2017 'Donnelly Creek Vineyard' Anderson Valley Chardonnay

Meyer Family Cellars
Meyer Family Cellars
Winemakers
Matt & Karen Meyer
Varietal
100% Chardonnay
Vintage
2017
Appellation
Anderson Valley, Mendocino County
Alcohol
13.4%
Total acidity
4.8g/L
pH
3.46
Harvest date
September 6, 2017
Bottling date
June 28, 2019
Aging
9 months
Barrels
25% new French oak

About the Winery Meyer Family Cellars

Meyer Family Cellars Winemaker Matt & Karen Meyer
Meyer Family Cellars Winemaker Matt & Karen Meyer
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Meyer Family Cellars 2017 'Donnelly Creek Vineyard' Anderson Valley Chardonnay 750ml Wine Bottle
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