2015 G17 Syrah
Morgan G17 is a blend of 87% Syrah, 9% Grenache, and 4% Tempranillo from northern and central Monterey County. “G17” is one of Monterey County's best known highways, linking several of our grape growing appellations.
This wine is sourced primarily from the Santa Lucia Highlands and Arroyo Seco Appellations of Monterey County. Cool to moderate daytime temperatures are mitigated by ocean breezes and cool nights - fostering acidity and balance. Here, the fog burns off early allowing ample sunshine to warm temperatures to the mid 80’s during the summer and fall. The rising warm air draws the cool winds from the Monterey Bay in the late afternoon. By night time, temperatures cool to the low 50’s.
This Rhone-style blend has a rich ruby red color, highlighted with purple edges. Bramble, blackberry, and hints of violets jump out of the glass. The wine is medium-bodied with soft tannins; it offers a mouthful of black fruit, mocha, and white pepper flavors. Its weight and balance make it a perfect pairing with anything off the grill.
A History of Acclaim
2015 vintage: To be reviewed
2014 vintage: 91 Points - Wine Enthusiast Buying Guide
90 Points - California Grapevine, Connoisseurs' Guide
2013 vintage: 90 Points - Robert Parker