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McIntyre, Kimberly Vineyards Merlot, Arroyo Seco, California, 2017

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Overview of the Wine
The McIntyre estate vineyard is located in the central section of the Santa Lucia Highlands. Originally planted by the McFarland family in 1973, it boasts some of the Highlands oldest Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines. A 1979 Pinot Noir from the vineyard, under the Stony Hill label, is still regarded as one of the finest early varietally-labeled Pinots from the district.

Early bud break and fruit set are one of the advantages of McIntyres highland location. Mid-season leaf pulling and other canopy management techniques help focus the vine's efforts. Harvest on the McIntyre estate typically begins in mid-September and can run to late October. The McIntyre family employs sustainable viticultural practices on the home estate, through the use of biodiverse systems and cover crops.

Grape / Blend
Merlot

Origin
Monterey, Central Coast, California

Winemaker's Tasting Notes

The 2017 Kimberly Vineyard is the epitome of Goldilocks-climate Merlot. It marries the lavish, ripe fruit of a warm site with the elegance and structure of a cool locale. As in previous years, the dominant character traits include blackberry, anise, cassis and dried currants. Below that is a bed of juicy black fruit and supple, silky tannins. While it drinks well now, this Merlot will continue to evolve and improve over the next decade.

92 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Cherry-pie and rose-petal aromas meet with subtle earth tones on the nose of this bottling. The wine lands with a hearty power on the palate, showing roasted blackberry, dark cocoa and espresso bean, with wood spice on the finish.

Product size: 750ml

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