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2021 Double L Pinot Noir

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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 hand picked and sorted in the vineyard, then sorted a second time at the winery. Native and cultured yeasts began fermentation in open top tanks. After fermentation, the wine was transferred into 40% new French oak for 10 months of aging.

The 2021 Double L Pinot Noir is rich yet energetic. Aromas of wild cherry, christmas spice, and rose petal are supported on the palate by black plum, savory spices, and forest floor. This wine features a medium body with elegant tannins — an exquisite match for duck confit or prime rib.

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Wine Specs

Pinot Noir
Santa Lucia Highlands
5.3 g/l
10 months in French oak; 40% new
Alcohol %
1308 Cases

95 Points
"Shimmering medium ruby and garnet core with a neon pink rim, the 2021 Double L Vineyard Pinot Noir spends 10 months in 40% new French oak barrels. Wonderfully aromatic on the nose with notes of huckleberry, sweet allspice, bay leaf, dried red rose petals, and tilled earth. Tannins are silky smooth alongside the mouthwatering acidity and medium body, creating an outstanding Pinot Noir that I highly recommend." - Jeremy Young, April 2023

94 Points
"Rich black cherry aromas are cut by minty cocoa and a wet-slate minerality on the nose of this always excellent bottling, which is made from organic grapes. The palate retains both density and brightness, offering ripe strawberry and raspberry flavors with plenty of nutmeg and mace spices." - Matt Kettmann, June/July 2023

94 Points
"Pale to medium ruby-purple in color, the 2021 Double L Vineyard Pinot Noir slowly emerges to reveal a powerful perfume of Morello cherries, pomegranate, and mulberries opening out to hints of dark chocolate, crushed rocks, and wild thyme. The medium-bodied palate has a fine-grained texture and great tension supporting the energetic red berry layers, finishing long and savory." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown, February 2024

93 Points
"The 2021 Pinot Noir Double L Vineyard is a very classy wine. Crushed flowers, sweet red-toned fruit, cedar and sweet pipe tobacco all open in the glass. Aromatic and silky, with soft contours and tons of allure, the Double L Pinot is quite attractive. The more delicate side of the Santa Lucia Highlands comes through nicely here."
Antonio Galloni, October 2023

91 Points
“Fresh and direct, with maraschino cherry and mulled plum notes forming the core, backed by subtle anise and wood spice accents on the gently toasted finish." - James Molesworth, Web Only 2023

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