Wine Spectator 92
"Decadently spiced, with accents of roasted hazelnut and caramel to the well-knit baked apple and pear tart flavors. Dried mango hints line the open-textured finish. Drink now through 2025." - Kim Marcus, December 2021
Wine Enthusiast 92
"Toasted brioche, slices of white peach and a drizzle of honey show on the nose of this classically made Chardonnay. The palate is texturally intense, with wet stone structure and flavors framing the chamomile and lemon-splash flavors." - Matt Kettmann, December 2021
International Wine Report 92
"8 months in French oak barrels with 26% being new, along with 90% malolactic fermentation furnishes a medium to full-bodied, medium plus acidic Chardonnay. Baked cinnamon apple, toasted brioche, white tea and yellow wild flowers combine to form a scrumptious Central California Chardonnay that should deliver well over the next 5-7 years." - Jeremy Young, December 2021
Morgan WineryView all from Morgan Winery
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