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2012 McIntyre Vineyards Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., pH 3.76, TA 0.58, 604 cases, $32. Released December 2013. A blend of two vineyards and three different clones: 943 and Swan from Escolle Vineyard and 777 from the McIntyre Estate Vineyard. Harvest Brix 25.0ยบ. Aged 10 months in 33% new French oak barrels. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. Bright aromas of boysenberry, blackberry and spice. Mid to full-bodied core of ripe boysenberry fruit with hints of cassis and licorice. Nicely integrated oak and balanced tannins make for easy drinking now. Well-crafted and flavorful. Score: 90. Reviewed February 4, 2014

Winery: McIntyre Vineyards
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