• Morgan Twelve Clones Pinot Noir 2016 93

    Morgan Twelve Clones Pinot Noir 2016

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    93pts Jeb Dunnuck

    "It’s a winner." ~ Jeb Dunnuck

    Jeb Dunnuck: "Moving to the reds, the 2016 Pinot Noir Twelve Clones (aged ten months in 38% new French oak) offers ample black cherry, violet, and scorched earth aromatics, hints of background oak, medium body, and a beautiful fruit forward, balanced, layered style on the palate. It’s a winner." Feb 2019

    Winery:  "This special wine demonstrates the power and finesse of Pinot Noir from the Santa Lucia Highlands. It displays aromas of dark cherry, saddlewood, and sweet herbs. Flavors of wild cherry are complemented by notes of toasted oak and raspberry. Perfectly poised with fresh acidity, this wine is incredibly food-versatile. It is a wonderful accompaniment to roast chicken and grilled salmon, as well as almost any duck, beef or lamb preparation.

    The “Twelve Clones” Pinot Noir is drawn from the finest vineyards of the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation, including Morgan’s own organically farmed “Double L” estate - which, in the 2016 vintage, accounted for 29% of the final blend. The “Twelve Clones” designation denotes the original, diverse Pinot plantings at the Double L. The vines here capture the warm morning sunshine from their elevated, east facing terraces overlooking the Salinas River Valley. Strong afternoon winds and evening fog from the nearby Monterey Bay create a cool Region I type climate. The resulting long growing season allows for gentle ripening, creating intense flavors with balanced acidity."

    750ml, cork                                           
    Varietal 100% Pinot Noir
    Total Acidity  6.1g/L
    pH 3.56
    Aging 10 months in 100% French oak, 38% new                                                                                  
    Region Santa Lucia Highlands, California