I have enjoyed this unoaked Chard since Morgan started producing it. Made largely from the same fruit as the winery’s more expensive bottlings, the wine exhibits bright, crisp Santa Lucia acidity, and lime, Meyer lemon and papaya flavors. It’s compellingly drinkable.
Morgan has hit its stride with this unoaked Chardonnay. Nothing comes between the intense citrus, pineapple, white peach, apple and spice flavors and your palate. Cleansing acidity boosts it all and makes the wine star-bright. Morgan leads the pack of California unoaked Chards.
Serves up a pleasingly fruity blend of peach, melon, pear, apple, spice and herb flavors. The confusing “Metallico” designation refers to steel tanks—the wine sees no oak. The finish is equally fruit highlighted, almost sweet.
This will be an education for those who have never tried a totally unoaked Chardonnay made from really good grapes. You get to taste the pure flavors of pineapple, peach and spice that mark this appellation, as well as the zesty cut of acidity.
Too sweet. It is unoaked, and captures the ripe, tropical fruit flavors of this appellation, but even the aroma smells like honey. Consumers have a right to expect Chardonnay to be dry, and this isn’t.