2021 Sauvignon Blanc
This bottling is sourced from various vineyards in Monterey County’s Arroyo Seco Appellation. Drawing from sites on the cool, northern end of the AVA provides bright acidity and grassy characters, which are complemented by citrus and tropical flavors from the warmer vineyards to the south.
The 2021 growing season commenced with budbreak in mid-March after a cold, dry winter. Very windy conditions during flowering led to below average fruit set. Classically cool Monterey temperatures continued throughout the growing season, punctuated by brief heat waves that moved ripening along. Harvest began on September 7th and concluded abruptly in late October preceding a rain event, resulting in clean and perfectly ripe fruit. The ‘21 vintage is characterized by moderate alcohol, healthy acidity, and structure making for cellar-worthy wine.
The 2021 Sauvignon Blanc features aromas of key lime, tarragon, and fresh cut grass. Flavors of grapefruit and limeade are lively and refreshing. The small touch of oak accents the bright acidity by adding elegant texture. An incredibly food-versatile wine, it’s a natural match for shellfish, seafood, and lighter summer fare.
"Vibrant nose tips you off right away that you are dealing with the Musqué clone in this fine bottle from Morgan. It shows the floral side of what’s possible from the clone, but it doesn’t get carried away with itself by going overripe or over creamy. It keeps bright acid pop and a beautiful grassy note that offsets the melon, citrus and nectarine notes. This is at the top of its list of competitors at this price, and it will be joining my summer arsenal." - Rich Cook, August 2022
"The nose of this bottling has a maritime character, with aromas of seashore, wet grass, light apple flesh and serrano pepper. Those pyrazine elements dominate the palate too, from green peppercorn and more serrano to edgy lime flavors." - Matt Kettmann, November 2022
"A Sauvignon Blanc that is aged for 5 months in a combination of stainless steel and oak (8% new) that offers classic notes of gooseberry, white grapefruit, crushed lemongrass, and just a smidgeon of sweet cinnamon stick. Racy acidity and a medium body form the core, alongside yummy fruit and herbaceous tones that are present on the back palate." - Jeremy Young, June 2022