McIntyre SLH Pinot Noir 2017

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Every year we have a fresh opportunity to explore the terroir of the Santa Lucia Highlands. The 2017 SLH Pinot Noir owes much of its success to superior terroir & diligent, sustainable farming. It combines the Swan clone from the Escolle Road Vineyard & two clones from our McIntyre Estate Vineyard: 115 & ‘Old Vine.” The ‘Old Vine” block was planted more than four decades ago, making it the oldest plantings of Pinot Noir in the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA

Composition: 100% Pinot Noir

Tasting Notes:  The 2017 SLH Pinot Noir is a benchmark example of what to expect from Santa Lucia Highland Pinot Noir.  The nose is deep, dark and powerful with notes of cola, loganberries, plums & spice. The palate is full, yet lush as it opens to intense dark berries, fig compote, and a touch of herbaceousness.  In the finish, the subtle French Oak lends a touch of nutmeg & cardamom to balance the palate.

Pairings:  Veal osso-bucco, grilled asparagus, NY Strip, rotisserie chicken, cedar plank salmon, and even mom's meatloaf.

Winemaking: The grapes for this Pinot were harvested and hand-sorted in the early morning hours. Primary and malolactic fermentations were managed naturally using the wild, indigenous yeast strains that thrive in our vineyards.  The vines are oriented North-South, ensuring the grapes received even ripening and sun exposure daily.

Case Production:  616 cases

Winemaker: Byron Kosuge

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Other Details
SKU: 1MCI-RD-SLHPN-17
Width: 3.50 (in)
Height 12.00 (in)
Depth 3.50 (in)
Bottle Size 750mL
Vintage 2017
Case Pack 12pk
Varietal Pinot Noir
Origin California
Region Santa Lucia Highlands
Label McIntyre
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