Morgan 12 Clones Pinot Noir
The Twelve Clones Pinot Noir is drawn from the finest vineyards of the Santa Lucia Highlands appellation, including Morgan’s organic Double L estate which, in the 2021 vintage, accounted for 61% of the final blend.
The grapes were hand sorted in the vineyard and again at the winery before being completely destemmed. Whole berry fermentation started using native and cultured yeasts in small, open top tanks. After fermentation, the wine was transferred to 32% new French oak for nine months of aging.
The 2021 Twelve Clones demonstrates the finesse typical of pinot noir from the Santa Lucia Highlands. Aromas of raspberry hard candy, bay laurel, and bergamot tea are complemented by flavors of red fruits, potpourri, and a hint of sweet and savory spices. Perfectly poised, this medium plus bodied wine is supported by elegant tannins. A wonderful accompaniment to roasted chicken and grilled salmon, as well as almost any duck, beef, or lamb preparation.
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