” Do you know that the Monterey Bay in California is known for more than the ocean? Yes, they have some amazing wines as well – one of them being Morgan Winery, the pride of Monterey Bay. Read on…”
Located: Santa Lucia Highlands
204 Crossroads Boulevard
Carmel, California, 93923
Known For : Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Syrah
For those of you who know me, know that I am a huge fan of a good Pinot and hence writing this blog was such a delight. I recently had a chance to taste some delectable Pinots from Morgan winery and have been obsessed since.
Morgan Winery is the brainchild of Daniel Morgan Lee and his wife Donna. They started this organically farmed and family owned winery in the Santa Lucia Highlands in 1982 which is truly an underground success story. Their world class Pinot Noir has set the standard for the Monterey County region.
In fact, their very first Monterey Chardonnay earned a Gold Medal at the LA County Fair and a Platinum Medal from Wine & Spirits Magazine. Since then, Morgan has become one of the Central Coast’s most recognized labels, earning “Winery of the Year” honors from Wine & Spirits in 1996 and from the San Francisco Chronicle in 2003. Since then they have a huge following of wine lovers. Each one of their wine is handcrafted by an authentic, small-production boutique winery that is often shown in their Wine Club Release.
So you can imagine the excitement that Kaushik (my husband) and I felt when we received our Morgan wines. We took out our Coravin and tried all the bottles of Pinot we got. To me, Pinots are so charismatic. I love to have them just own their own or with a hearty dish or roast chicken or beef that Kaushik whips up incredibly well.
We first tried the 2018 Double L vineyard which was well-structured with notes of baked berry, strawberry, plum and subtle spice notes of cinnamon. The second wine we tried was the 2018 Rosella’s Pinot Noir, which was Kaushik’s favorite. It was bold, complex and had phenomenal deep cherry and spicy notes. We are planning to open it when we make our favorite grilled lamb kebabs next.
We also tried….. surprise surprise the 2019 McIntyre Chardonnay – Yep, Morgan Winery also produces amazing Chardonnay. Imagine a fresh sip of cool and crisp Chardonnay with notes of pear and salted caramel. It had a light acidity which we could totally imagine having with some mussels and garlic bread. Yum!
So if you are looking to try some amazing Pinots and Chardonnay, check our Morgan Winery. You’ll thank me later. Plus, if you use the code “socialnupur“, you get 20% on their first order. Woohoo!
P.S : You can also be a Morgan winery club. It has fabulous perks!
Club Membership Details: Morgan Winery Club Membership is the best way to experience and explore premier, artisan-crafted wine from the Santa Lucia Highlands. Club releases are typically three bottles quarterly. Club members receive savings on all wines purchased and first access to wines only available to Club member plus special shipping promotions and complimentary tastings for you.
Morgan Tasting Hours
Wednesday – Sunday 11:00am – 6:00pm
Monday – Tuesday: Closed
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