This wine was one of my August wine club selections from the wine shop in town.
Morgan Winery was founded in 1982 in Monterey County; their tasting room is in Carmel, California. This wine is sourced from their vineyards in the Arroyo Seco and San Lucas appellations of Monterey County.
This Rhone-style blend has a dark ruby red color, and a heavy consistency that sticks to the edges of the glass. The flavors are raspberry and cherry, along with a light woody tannin. I opened it on Tuesday, and enjoyed a glass, then got pulled away by life for the next two nights. It was still delicious on Friday!
This wine was aged in French oak barrels, with 15% new oak that added a hint of spice to the flavor of the wine. It is not your standard GSM blend, as it contains Tempranillo instead of Mourvedre, but it works for this wine! The blend: 52% Syrah, 44% Grenache, 4% Tempranillo.
If you have a chance, check this wine out! You won’t be disappointed.