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2016 Wrath Pinot Noir, McIntyre Vineyard
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Appellation
Santa Lucia Highlands
Aging
100% French oak, 40% new
Residual Sugar
Dry
Alcohol %
14.5

2016 Wrath Pinot Noir, McIntyre Vineyard

This wine is dense and complex, with mulberry, black cherry and wild strawberry aromas.  Berry flavors remain persistent, blending with mineral and firm acidity.

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SKU: 2016McInt

Wines made from master-grower Steve McIntyre’s vineyard often exhibit the telltale characteristics of Santa Lucia Highlands terroir.  Our 2016 McIntyre Vineyard Pinot Noir- with its vivid fruit and briary undertones is no exception.  Comprised of 100 percent 115 clone and made with 20 percent whole-cluster fermentation, it is dense and complex, with mulberry, black cherry and wild strawberry aromas.  Berry flavors remain persistent, blending with mineral and bright acidity in a structured finish.

Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
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 (SIP) by the CCVT. 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.
Production Notes
100% clone 115; Hand harvested and hand sorted, the grapes are cold soaked for three days before inoculation. Clonal lots are kept separated in small open-top bins during fermentation and 20% of the bins go through whole cluster fermentation. Close monitoring ensures that production stages are implemented at optimal periods. The young wine is racked into an assortment of barrels, only French oak/ 40% new, from various tonnelleries for added complexity. This wine was barrel aged for 10 months before filtering, bottling and laying down for another 12 months of bottle aging before release.
Production
119 cases