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Morgan Winery


2017 Double L Pinot Noir (Clone RC)

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Clone RC refers to a very famous vineyard in Burgundy, one of the most celebrated Pinot Noir vineyards in the world. With cuttings smuggled from Burgundy back to Monterey County, we grafted a small block at the top of Double L to this elegant suitcase clone.

The Double L Vineyard’s location in the northern end of the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA affords Morgan the chance to grow the finest cool climate wine grapes. Planted on southeast facing terraces overlooking the Salinas River Valley, the north-south vineyard row orientation provides optimum sun exposure and access to the strong afternoon breezes. The winds moderate the afternoon temperature, thickening the grape skins and concentrating flavors. The vineyard is the first in the Santa Lucia Highlands to achieve both organic and sustainable certifications.

This wine shows seductive aromas of stawberry, rose petal, and mocha. Rich and smooth on the palate, it’s backed with intense flavors of tart cherry and pomegranate. A feminine style and very light on its feet, shows the delicate side of Double L.

Wine Specs
Pinot Noir
Santa Lucia Highlands
11 months in 100% french oak; 45% new
Alcohol %
100 Cases

A History of Acclaim

Light ruby red color in the glass. Bright aromas of cherry, spice and sous-bois. Light to mid weight in concentration and elegant in style, with flavors of red cherry, raspberry and cranberry with an accent of spice and botanical goodness. A dreamy, feminine wine with terrific balance and oak management that aims to please out of the chute.

2017 vintage: 94 Points - PinotFile