2019 Double L Chardonnay 1.5L
Conscientiously farmed since the original plantings in 1997, today Morgan’s Double L Estate Vineyard is the only certified organic vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Located at the northern end of the AVA, the vineyard’s north-south row orientation provides optimal wind and sun exposure.
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. Seventy-five percent malo-lactic fermentation and lees stirring were conducted to obtain medium body with balanced richness and acidity.
Notes of pineapple, lemon curd, and marshmallow are echoed on the palate by butter toffee and baked apple. One of the finest food wines, the Double L Chardonnay will pair wonderfully with seafood and poultry dishes, as well as a buttery steak