The 4th of July seemed like an ideal time to taste the Morgan 12 clones pinot noir 2010 which was kindly sourced for me by Pat Landee (Patty’s Pinot Closet). What a fine celebratory wine and a fitting ambassador for US on their national day.
It scored highest points for colour, clarity, texture, length and persistence. Here are my tasting notes:
The nose is a little closed but displays nice raspberry, cherry and notes of graphite or slate. The palate is right on song with tones of bright cherry, sweet cola beautifully balanced with tart acid and dark chocolate. It finishes strongly with an array of herbal and spice notes including sage, cloves and liquorice. A harmonious, balanced and integrated wine which would be a versatile match for a variety of cuisines.
The length is superb and lingers in the mouth. I might have broken out in a rendition of the Star Spangled Banner but I don’t know the words! This is a shining example of top American pinot noir was a perfect choice for Independence day. Thanks, Pat.