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SOLD OUTMcIntyre 1998 Merlot

Featured in our Platinum Wine of the Month Club

Central Coast AVA
 
Appellation
Central Coast
Cases Produced
350
Enjoy Until
2003


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.

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