18 Aug

McIntyre Wines: Vinous Media Likes

2014 Rose of Pinot Noir     89 Points
Light, bright pink. Lively and sharply focused on the nose and palate, showing a zesty red berry and orange pith character and a touch of white pepper. Dry and nervy in style, finishing with firm grip and lingering spiciness.

2012 Estate Chardonnay     90 Points
Pale gold. Sexy, oak-tinged aromas of ripe pear and white peach, with a hint of vanilla emerging with air. Fleshy but energetic, offering sappy orchard and citrus fruit flavors and a touch of bitter peach pit. Finishes buttery and smooth, with repeating smokiness and a suggestion of tarragon.

2012 Estate Pinot Noir     91 Points
Brilliant red. A lively, perfumed bouquet evokes fresh red fruits and potpourri, lifted by a bright mineral topnote. Tangy and linear on entry, then fleshy and sweet in the mid-palate, offering sappy black raspberry and dark cherry flavors with a note of rose pastille. The mineral quality repeats on the lucid, persistent finish.

2013 Estate Pinot Noir Block 3     92 Points
Vivid red. A heady, exotically perfumed bouquet evokes lively red and blue fruits, incense and Asian spices. Silky, sweet and expansive on the palate, offering nervy boysenberry and black raspberry flavors that deepen with aeration. Supple tannins shape the long, fruit-driven finish, with a note of spicecake adding interest.