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Morgan Winery 2011 Rosella Pinot Noir

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Dark chocolate medium body with soft tannins

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The Season
The 2011 growing season was one of the coldest and wettest on record in the Highlands. Above average rainfall through the spring and fall pushed back normal harvest dates. The resulting smaller crop size allowed for full ripen- ing prior to pick dates in late October 11, 2011.

The Vineyard
For years we have valued the consistent quality of Rosella’s Vineyard Pinot Noir. Located three miles south of our own Double L estate, Rosella’s is one of the top Pinot Noir vineyards in California. Planted in ‘96 to several Dijon clones as well as the famed “Pisoni” clone, Rosella’s benefits from the eastern exposure of its Santa Lucia Highlands benchland location. Fog and cooling breezes from Monterey Bay combined with well- drained alluvial soils make-up Rosella’s famed

The Process
The grapes were completely destemmed after hand sorting. Native yeasts began the whole berry fermentation in open top tanks. Manual punch downs provided for supple texture and soft tannins. The wine was transferred to a combination of medium and medium-plus toast Burgundy barrels, 43% new, for malo-lactic fermentation and 10 months of aging.

The Experience
Deep and concentrated, this limited production Pinot Noir showcases aromas of blackberry jam, strawberry, jasmine and sweet spice with flavors of cranberry and dark chocolate. Well integrated, layered tannins suggest this wine will age very well. The ‘11 Rosella’s Pinot Noir will prove a perfect match for rib roast, lamb chops or just about anything off the grill.

The Facts
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Appellation: Santa Lucia Highlands, California
Barrel Aging: 10 months in 100% French oak
Alcohol: 14.2%
pH: 3.56
Acidity: 6.3 g/L

Conscientious, innovative farming regimens allied with traditional, “minimalist” winemaking techniques craft wines of balance, elegance and distinction.  For Morgan Winery, this single-minded focus has produced a record of consistent, category leading, award winning wines.

Dan’s goal is to produce wines that are “true” - true to the variety and vineyard source and show true balance and complexity, while being enjoyable upon release.  Morgan delivers consistency from bottle to bottle, vintage to vintage by nurturing sustainable, long-term relationships with their own vineyard and cellar crews, top-notch growers, and the finest French barrel coopers.

In 2005, Gianni Abate joined Morgan as winemaker, allowing Dan Lee to concentrate on developing the Double L Estate. The creative partnership between Dan and Gianni has proved highly successful, taking the Morgan portfolio to new heights in quality and popularity. 

Aging Potential: Ready to Drink
Alcohol By Volume: 14.2%
Barrel Type: French Oak
Body: Medium
Flavor Pairing: Grill
Food Pairing: Steak, Lamb
On the Nose: Strawberry, Jasmine, Blackberry
On the Palate: Tannins, Dark Chocolate, Cranberry
Serving Recommendation: Let it Breathe
Texture: Smooth

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