McINTYRE VINEYARDS, 2012 CHARDONNAY, ESTATE BLOCK ✩✩✩✩+
K-1, SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS
Fleshy and richly flavored, this is an impressive wine. It is very long and
balanced on the palate, with complex character (peach, pineapple, lemon
peel, grapefruit, roasted nut, oak) and a persistent finish. Fermented
and aged for 8 months in new French oak barrels. 100 cases.
• 2012 PINOT NOIR, SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS ✩✩✩✩
McIntyre’s Pinots tend to be full bodied and generously flavored, as are
these two excellent 2012s. The SLH is a ripely flavored, supple wine with
intense red fruit and floral character (cherry, plum, cranberry, violet),
firm acidity, and overtones of nutmeg, toast, and tobacco. Long finish.
Excellent value. 604 cases.
• 2012 PINOT NOIR ESTATE, SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS ✩✩✩✩
The Estate bottling is quite fleshyand full bodied; a fairly rich,
full flavored wine with evident complexity
(plum, blueberry jam, cherry, sage, toast, tobacco, spicy oak) and a
lightly tannic, long finish. 340 cases.
McINTYRE VINEYARDS, 2012 PINOT NOIR, ESTATE BLOCK 3 ✩✩✩✩+
SANTA LUCIA HIGHLANDS
Rich and supple, this is full bodied, balance, moderately complex in
flavor, and very long on the finish. In aroma/flavor, it tastes of strawberry
jam, red currant, plum, sour cherry, toast, nutmeg, and cedar. Excellent.