2010 Wrath Pinot Noir, McIntyre Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands
This 2010 stands out for its pure fruit-driven character.
The McIntyre Vineyard is one of our favorite sites in the Santa Lucia Highlands. It consistently produces Pinot Noirs that transcend the standard definition we all attach to the varietal. This 2010 stands out for its pure fruit-driven character. The primary aromatics are strawberries, raspberries and rhubarb pie. The palate continues with ripe berries, soft tannins and a dash of background oak. The overall emphasis here is on elegance rather than sheer power.
San Francisco Chronicle: Recommended, in their review of 2010 Sta. Lucia Highlands Pinot Noirs
Santa Lucia Highlands
French oak; 50% new
This site was first planted in 1973 to Pinot Noir by the McFarland family. Purchased by Steve McIntyre in March 1987, it has been intensely upgraded and subsequently certified as sustainable. Of the 80 acres, 60 are planted to vines and 20 are set aside as a wildlife corridor. This vineyard has the oldest Pinot Noir vines in Santa Lucia Highlands.
100% pinot clone 115; 20% whole cluster fermentation