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A strongly mineral kick of wet slate meets with apple peels, marmalade, toast and wool on the nose of this bottling. The palate is tense and taut with flavors of lime peel and kiwi, framed by a chalky minerality.
This focused, elegant Chardonnay’s aromas feature pear, clove, green apple, and caramel. On the palate, aromas are complemented by a light touch of meyer lemon, graham cracker, and nutmeg. Incredibly food-friendly, the 2017 Highland Chardonnay is a perfect match for cream-sauced pastas, roast pork, and seafood.
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Morgan Winery was founded in 1982 by Dan and Donna Lee,and is committed to making elegant, refined wines from the finest Santa Lucia Highlands and Monterey vineyards.
The winery's own Double L Vineyard is in the northern section of the Santa Lucia Highlands sub-appellation of Monterey. This organically farmed site has 45 acres currently producing fine Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Syrah. Considered to be the "Cote d'Or" of California, these Santa Lucia Highlands hillside vineyards are in a prime location for the production of cool weather varietals. Organic farming of Double L ensures the purest expression of terroir. Notable neighbors include Sleepy Hollow, Mer et Soleil, Rosella's and Garys' vineyards. The first Double L crop was harvested in the fall of 1999.
The wines are currently being made by Gianni Abate, who comes to Morgan Winery from the Robert Mondavi Corp. on the Central Coast. His experiences on the Central Coast have taught him to balance the science and the art of winemaking. He has a tremendous palate, which is necessary to produce world-class wines.
The Winery is located in Salinas, where traditional winemaking techniques, combined with modern technology, allow Morgan to bottle wines that are distinct examples of the winegrowing regions from which the fruit comes, as well as the natural characteristics of the fruit itself.
Farming Practice:Practicing Organic