Winery Tasting Notes:
Conscientiously farmed since the original plantings in 1997, today Morgan’s Double L Estate Vineyard is the only certified organic vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Located at the northern end of the AVA, the vineyard’s unique north-south row orientation provides optimal wind and sun exposure.
The grapes were completely destemmed after hand sorting. Native yeasts began the whole berry fermentation in open-top tanks. Manual punch downs provided supple texture and soft tannins. The wine was transferred to a combination of medium and medium-plus toast Burgundy barrels, 35% new, for malo-lactic fermentation and ten months of aging. This wine shows seductive aromas of fresh raspberries and blueberries, joined by potpourri. Rich and smooth on the palate, intense flavors of jolly rancher and forest floor are complemented by elegant chalky tannins.