This week’s WW is a 2009 Wrath McIntyre Vineyard PinotNoir, Santa Lucia Highlands. This wine was a very nice drink and is a solid 7 and *** on the K&K scale. This WW won out mostly due to the fact that is tasted so good and has a reasonable price point. To quote the Wrath Wines web site “Balanced, silky, rich and luscious, our 2009 McIntyre is one of the most intriguing and complex Pinot Noirs we have ever produced.” We are not going to argue that point.The vineyards that supply this wine have quite a history. “The site was first planted in 1973 to Pinot Noir by the McFarland family. Purchased by Steve McIntyre in March 1987, it has been intensely upgraded and subsequently certified as sustainable. Of the 80 acres, 60 are planted to vines and 20 are set aside as a wildlife corridor. This vineyard has the oldest Pinot Noir vines in Santa Lucia Highlands. 100% pinot clone 115.”
Wrath Winery Tasting Room
Open Fri-Mon 11- 5PM. Located at 35801 Foothill Road (at the junction of River Road) in Soledad, CA, 5 minutes west of Hwy 101. 831.678.2212
A very good wine that was silky smooth to drink and very much enjoyed. We will be headed back to Wrath Wines to talk with the wine maker and get the scoop!
Happy Tasting Adventures,
Kiwi & Koala