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Date Printed: 4/18/2015
McIntyre Mission Ranch Pinot Noir 2007
McIntyre Mission Ranch Pinot Noir 2007
(search item no. 117883)
boutique wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 4/18/2015: $26.99

Winemaker's Notes:

A supple, succulent and flavorful Pinot. The 2007 vintage has become the benchmark for perfect growing conditions and maximum quality potential. Conditions were ideal; no frost, no temperature spikes, just warm days and cool nights to help regulate the uptake of all the precursors of aroma, flavor and structure characterizing this great vintage.
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About McIntyre Vineyards:

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.