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2015 Estate Block K1 Chardonnay

2015 Estate Block K1 Chardonnay
Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Santa Lucia Highlands
Vineyard Designation
McIntyre Estate
Harvest Date
September 2015
Acid
0.57 g/100mls
pH
3.46
Aging
Neutral Oak Barrel
Bottling Date
July 2016
Alcohol %
14.2
Wine Advocate
91
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SKU: 15K1Chard - MI12215B
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Our block designated wines represent the pinnacle of our production. This Block K-1 Chardonnay came from an exceptional section of our Estate vineyard. The grapes were harvested on two separate dates to promote balance and complexity. Our first picking provided structure, acidity and elegance. The second delivered strong aromatics, richness and concentration.

At McIntyre our winemaking style is simple and discreet. The fruit for our 2015 Block K-1 Chardonnay was all hand harvested, hand sorted and cluster pressed in the early morning hours. Primary and malolactic fermentations were carried out with the wild indigenous yeast that naturally thrive in the vineyard. The juice was fermented and aged for eight months in new Siruge French oak barrels. For added richness and complexity, the lees were stirred by hand on a regular basis.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Chardonnay
Appellation
Santa Lucia Highlands
Vineyard Designation
McIntyre Estate
Harvest Date
September 2015
Acid
0.57 g/100mls
pH
3.46
Aging
Neutral Oak Barrel
Bottling Date
July 2016
Alcohol %
14.2
Wine Advocate
91
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Over the years, K-1 has proven itself to be our most consistent block for Chardonnay. Vintage after vintage, K-1 stands out for its aromatics, concentration and balance. Without fail, it is the most graceful, complex and interesting Chardonnay we make. The 2015 embodies the concept of iron fist in a velvet glove. It is smooth, silky and powerful. It is also beautifully structured thanks to firm acids and low pH.
Production
55 cases
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