Vineyard: Double L

OwnersDaniel Morgan Lee, Donna Lee
AppellationSanta Lucia Highlands
Story48.5 acres planted to Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah and Riesling in the Santa Lucia Highlands.
VarietiesChardonnay, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Syrah

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2014 Morgan Double L Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., pH 3.50, TA 0.60, 1,335 cases, $64. Clones are 777, 667, 115, 114 and Pommard 4. This vineyard was first planted in 1997 to 14 clones of Pinot Noir. The very best lots are selected and combined through many bench trials and tastings and until the best wine of each particular vintage is determined. The vineyard is certified both organic and sustainable. The winegrower and winemaker is Dan Morgan. 100% de-stemmed, whole berry fermentation with native yeasts in small, open-top tanks. Aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 50% new and 50% one and twoyear- old. · Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. Aromas of black cherry and black raspberry with a compliment of smoky, toasty oak. Boisterous flavors of black cherry, black raspberry, cola and toast are rounded out with balanced tannins and acidity. Silky in texture with soft tannins that make the wine very approachable now. That said, the wine had more fruit expression and better oak integration when tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle indicating that decanting would be in order. Score: 92. Reviewed May 7, 2017 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2013 Morgan Twelve Clones Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., pH 3.51, TA 0.59, 12,713 cases, $34. Primarily from the estate Double L Vineyard with the balance from some of the best neighboring Santa Lucia Highlands properties. Aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 44% new. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Inviting aromas of earth-dusted black cherry and spice. Very soft in the mouth, with vivid flavors of black raspberry, black cherry, black tea, anise and spice. Nicely composed with suave tannins and some length and grip on the satisfying finish. Score: 90. Reviewed May 14, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2013 Morgan Double L Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

14.4% alc.m pH 3.51, TA 0.59, 1,211 cases, $58. 100% from estate certified organic grapes. A selection of best barrels go into this limited release. Aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 50% new. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Lovely scent of black cherry with a compliment of oak. Delicious mid weight core of dark red fruits framed by firm but balanced tannins. Very comforting, with a smooth, caressing mouthfeel, and a finish that is uncommonly long and intense and fueled by a refreshing cut of acidity. Score: 93. Reviewed May 14, 2015 WINERY » ARTICLE »