2019 Morgen Long Pink Label Willamette Valley Chardonnay (750ml)

2019 Morgen Long Pink Label Willamette Valley Chardonnay (750ml)

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"It is a superb wine!" - JG

2019 Morgen Long Pink Label Chardonnay
(Chardonnay “Willamette Valley” Pink Label- Morgen Long Wine) The Pink Label bottling of chardonnay from Seth Long takes its name from the unusual inclusion of a small percentage of red grapes in the cépages of this wine. In 2019, this wine is ninety-five percent chardonnay (vineyard sources: fifty percent X-Omni, thirty-five percent Durant, ten percent Loubejac), which was racked onto five percent of lees of pinot noir and gamay from the Seven Springs Vineyard at the end of 2020 for two months of contact, which gives the wine its gentle pink color. The wine comes in at 12.8 percent alcohol this year and offers up a beautiful nose of apple, gentle notes of blood orange, a hint of rhubarb, salty soil tones, dried roses, citrus peel, a touch of oak and citrus blossoms in the upper register. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, focused and complex, with a lovely core, fine soil undertow, bright acids and a long, complex and promising finish. This wine will age beautifully, and though it is already quite tasty out of the blocks, it deserves just a bit of cellaring to let its secondary layers of complexity unfold. It is a superb wine! (Drink between 2022-2045)" 92+ points - JG