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2014 Estate Pinot Noir

2014 Estate Pinot Noir
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Santa Lucia Highlands
Vineyard Designation
McIntyre Estate Vineyards
Harvest Date
September 2013
Aging
8 mos
Fermentation
French Oak Barrel
Bottling Date
July 2014
Alcohol %
14.2
Wine Enthusiast
93
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SKU: 14estpinot-MI 182114A
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Vineyard

While it is never easy to account for Mother Nature’s unpredictability, our 2014 Estate Pinot Noir owes much of its success to superior terroir and diligent, sustainable farming practices. A portion of the fruit came from the “Old Vine” block at our estate vineyard. At 42 years old, it is the oldest planning of Pinot Noir in the Santa Lucia Highlands. It is own rooted – a rarity in Californian - and grown on a Lyre trellis system. The remainder is a mix of Swan and Dijon clone 777 trellised on a VSP. The crop was thinned to a maximum of 3 tons per acre or 1.5 lbs. of fruit per foot of cordon. Row orientation is primarily north/south, which provides even sun exposure throughout the day.

Winemaking

At McIntyre our winemaking style is minimalistic. We endeavor to let the beautiful fruit shine through with limited intervention. All of our grapes are sustainably-farmed and hand-harvested and sorted in the early morning hours. Primary and malolactic fermentations were carried out with wild, indigenous yeast and malolactic bacteria that naturally thrive in the vineyard. 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Santa Lucia Highlands
Vineyard Designation
McIntyre Estate Vineyards
Harvest Date
September 2013
Aging
8 mos
Fermentation
French Oak Barrel
Bottling Date
July 2014
Alcohol %
14.2
Wine Enthusiast
93
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Our 2014 McIntyre Estate Pinot Noir has more presence and density than its predecessors. It features a wealth of blackberry, cherry and plum followed by fine- grained, mouthwatering tannins and a lingering finish. This Pinot Noir is deft, balanced and precise!
Production
459 cases
Product Reviews
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Mike Prandini
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(Apr 27, 2016 at 1:42 PM)
Excellent Pinot. This and the SLH Pinot are high among out favorites.

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