Thursday, July 18, 2013

Morgan Monterey 2011 Sauvignon Blanc

Morgan Monterey 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, $11.47-$16.99, 89 points, appears with silver and lime highlights in the midst of a light gold color.
Has a cold aroma of honeydew melon with hints of cantaloupe, kiwi, and petrol.
The texture is smooth on a near medium body that carries good acidity and flavors which reflects the aroma with just a hint of citrus notes.
the finish matches black pepper with white pepper, ginger, and a hint of tangerine. Paired beautifully with a Maine Lobster roll; think cool on a hot summer afternoon!


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  1. I had one of these last week, too. But I was pretty disappointed with it. I'm usually a big fan of this wine, but the bottle I had last week had an overwhelming bell pepper aroma that I just couldn't get past. And I got that petrol note as well. Very odd for a Sauvignon Blanc. Sounds like you enjoyed your bottle a little more than I did.

    1. Bill, thanks for the very important comment; your experience has years on me and maybe that's why I missed the bell-pepper on the nose, but what saved this wine for me was the finish. At any rate, I did have some difficulty quantifying this wine, and You've probably used your keen insight and noticed I tend to score high. Though I have no 100 point wines yet;-) I do have one rated that high, but I need a really important occasion to open it.
      Thanks again, and if any of my readers see this, take into account Bill's comment; I do.

    2. Bill, though you may not see this, and just for the record, I did revisit this wine and was now able to get that bell pepper thing too; thx for the help, oh wise Yoda!

    3. Green pepper smell you do. Strong is the force with Dennis.

      I'll stop channeling my inner Star Wars geek now and return to being my regularly-scheduled wine geek :)