Grapelive Daily Pick
By Kerry Winslow
2007 Morgan Pinot Noir “Rosella’s Vineyard” Santa Lucia Highlands.
Gary Franscioni’s personal vineyard continues to impress, and Morgan nailed it with this vintage, in fact this might be the best Morgan Pinot to date, and I found it better than the more hyped “Garys’ Vineyard” partner by a long ways, so when this wine shows up be sure to get a few, and like the other single vineyard Morgan Pinots there is a chance you’ll see it on sale for around $40 and again, don’t miss out if you can get it at that price! The nose is deep and rich with perfume and toasty oak, with a lush and full palate of black cherry, blueberry, plum and red berry fruits with a silky texture and intensity of layers. The finish is near perfect with creamy mocha, vanilla, smoke and lingering fruit. This wine will not disappoint, and I am thrilled to have tasted it and hope to see a few more bottles come my way!
($64 Est.) 94+ Points, grapelive