2018 Morgan Highland Chardonnay
2018 Morgan Highland Chardonnay – Winemaker Notes This focused, elegant Chardonnay’s aromas feature lemon, butter croissant, and summer squash. On the palate, the rich fruit flavors are complemented by a light touch graham cracker and salted butter caramel.Incredibly food-friendly, the 2018 Highland Chardonnay is a perfect match with cream-sauced pasta, roast chicken and pork, and seafood.
The Santa Lucia Highlands – Monterey Bay’s cool ocean breezes lead to gentle ripening in the foothills above the Salinas Valley. Perfect conditions for growing award-winning Chardonnay.
With each vintage of Highland Chardonnay, we showcase the unique attributes of the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. The 2018 cuvée includes 59% fruit from our Double L estate, the balance from outstanding neighbors in the SLH, including McIntyre and Tondre. The Double L Vineyard has been certified organic since 2002, but has been conscientiously farmed in this method since the original plantings in 1997.
This focused, elegant Chardonnay’s aromas feature lemon custard, nilla wafer, and sea spray. On the palate, aromas are complemented by a light touch of crème brûlée, graham cracker, and salted butter toffee. Incredibly food-friendly, the 2018 Highland Chardonnay is a perfect match for cream-sauced pastas, roast pork, and seafood.
Morgan Winery is family owned and operated since 1982. We craft artisan, terroir driven wines from the Santa Lucia Highlands and Monterey Bay, including our own organically farmed Double L Vineyard.
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.
Nestled in the heart of Carmel at the Crossroads Shopping Center, Taste Morgan brings family winegrowing history to life through a relaxed tasting experience. We welcome you to taste through a flight of our locally grown and produced wines, also offered by the glass with small savory bites. No reservations are required, and dogs are welcome!