Morgan Twelve Clones Santa Lucia Highlands 2012 Pinot Noir, $22.99-$28.99, 92 points, appeared a rainbow of reds, with deep ruby, flashes of maroon, and pomegranate red bounded by a broad transparent rim.
Black olive, earth, black cherry and coffee notes made for a lovely bouquet.
The medium-plus body carried good acidity with moderate tannin.
Flavors that mirrored the bouquet were amplified by the luscious texture, and finished long on an accelerating spiciness, black tea, and hints of the 14.3% alcohol.
Paired with traditional Thanksgiving cuisine and a remarkably wonderful dark pumpkin bread made in Manchester, New Hampshire, which I hope to reveal in a forthcoming post.
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