2018 Double L Chardonnay 1.5L
Chardonnay is the world's most popular white vinifera, planted in almost every wine region. But to be its best, it requires a cool climate, a long growing season, and well-drained soils - all key attributes found in the S.L.H.
Our signature, single vineyard Chardonnay showcases the lush tropical fruit and minerality typical of its terroir. Rich yet balanced, this limited release is pure Double L.
The grapes were picked when the flavor and acid balance was optimal, then hand-sorted and gently pressed to yield the highest quality juice. The juice was fermented in French oak - 30% new and a combination of one & two year old barrels. 100% malo-lactic fermentation and lees stirring was conducted to obtain the trademark “Morgan Balance”: medium bodied with richness and acidity.
Pineapple, lemon custard, and vanilla bean are echoed on the palate by summer squash and butter toffee. One of the finest food wines, the Double L Chardonnay will pair wonderfully with seafood and poultry dishes, as well as a buttery steak.