Connoisseur’s Guide to California Wines has just published a roundup of Chardonnays, and McIntyre’s 2011 Estate SLH scored a whopping 91 points! They praised it for its great style and polish, and energetic fruit. We couldn't agree more, and hope you will take advantage of this fabulous summer-rific wine, before it’s sold out!
MCINTYRE Estate Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands 2011 - $28.00
Wonderfully well-measured in richness with lots of deep and energetic fruit comfortably married to very complementary oak, McIntyre's Estate Chardonnay is a keenly composed wine that shows great style and polish. It has fine palatal weight and is supple in feel with neatly placed acidity lending brightness and length. It is downright delicious now but will only grow better with age, and it we expect it to drink well on the strength of its balance for a good five or six years.
Another respected voice has weighed in on the current releases of McIntyre wines: Food & Beverage World had high praises and high scores for the 2011 Chardonnay, 2010 Block 3 Pinot and the 2011 Kimberly Vineyard Merlot!
These wines scored 90 pts or better in their annual Best of California wine competition, putting them in the top three wines chosen by a panel of consumers in their respective categories.
Noteworthy wines, indeed!
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Congratulations to Steve McIntyre on being awarded Grower of the Year by the California Association of Winegrape Growers. Click here to see the press release. Grower_of_the_Year