Cracked open on NYE 2013, at the rightful age of almost 9 years, this is an oldie for a Pinot Noir (I guess you usually drink a Pinot Noir young -within 5 years of bottling)…
On the nose, it first smelled like a Cabernet Sauvignon with hints of dark cherry and a little bit of a spice to the back of my nose. But as I swirled and tasted it, it was light and fruity with a smooth finish. There wasn’t much of a spice nor was it acidic, but it did have a little bit of a cakey taste (that feeling you get on your tongue that makes you want to rub the roof of your mouth to clear the palate). Once it sat for a little bit, it opened up and the cakey taste did fade a little.
Overall, the wine was quite enjoyable, a 8.9 out of 10.
Winery: Morgan Winery
Winery Location: Carmel, California
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Appellation: Santa Lucia Highland, Monterey County, California
Alcohol by Volume: 14.2%
Categories: Napa Valley, Pinot Noir, Red Wine, Wine Library
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