SOLD OUTMcIntyre 1998 Merlot
Featured in our Platinum Wine of the Month Club
- Central Coast AVA
- Central Coast
- Cases Produced
- Enjoy Until
A beautiful inaugural vintage from wine industry veteran Steve McIntyre. Because he manages over 3,000 acres of vineyards covering three counties, McIntyre has the luxury of selecting grapes from the best of the best to use in his own wines.
Nicely ripened, black cherry fruit is teamed with lots of creamy oak and a touch of herbs in the rich aromas of this well-extracted young Merlot. This is a plump and eminently likeable Merlot that sports good fruit and a smooth, soft palatal feel. A wine of immediate appeal with good energy from front to back.
While very varietal in its supple texture, the wine has a good sense of grip and balance. Firmed at the finish by a nominal bit of tannin and carrying its ripeness in full view, it is a wine that can be enjoyed over the next three to five years. Match it with juicy lamb dishes or lightly seasoned beef entrees.
Bistecca alla Fiorentina
This flaghip, Tuscan steak is a wonderful accompaniment to Fattoria Montecchio's 2015 "La Papessa" Merlot, IGT from your most recent wine of the month club shipment.View Recipe
Pork Chile Verde
Enjoy this unique recipe with the remainder of your Clairvaux Merlot from our wine subscription box. Cheers!View Recipe
Red Hill Meat Loaf
Enjoy a tasty version of your classic meatloaf! Pair with a Merlot straight from your wine of the month box. Cheers!View Recipe
Leg of Lamb Shawarma
Try this special lamb shawarma recipe with the Merlot from your latest Gold Wine Club shipment!View Recipe
Chinese Black Tea Chicken
This delicious recipe by Marilyn Tsai is full of unique and wonderful flavors. The black tea adds just enough to bring out the other spices. Pair it with a glass of Greenwood Ridge Merlot. **Chicken will need to marinate for at least 24 hours.View Recipe