2009 Morgan Pinot Noir Twelve Clones
Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey, California
WB Rating: 89

Alcohol by volume: 13.9%
Price at time of purchase: $23.79 (Shoprite Liquors, New Jersey)
Type: Pinot Noir / Burgundy
Principal varietal(s): Pinot Noir

Amazingly Zin-like when first opened, reminding me of a silky Monte Rosso Zin from Sonoma. Lots of plums, almost prunes at the core. But with air the Pinot character comes through with cherry/raspberry fruit and rose floral nuances. Not extremely elegant at this young age, but it had the feel of one that would become so in another couple of years. Lots of up-front pleasure even now. - HK 2012-03-27


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