Morgan Cotes du Crows Monterey Red Blend 2018 Rated 92WE EDITORS CHOICEMore from Morgan
Wine Enthusiast Review
This blend of 66% Grenache, 31% Syrah and 3% Tempranillo is slightly effervescent in the glass at this young age, delivering aromas of red currant, hibiscus and crushed gravel. Cranberry and cherry meet with stony acidity on the zesty and fresh palate.
Wine Tasting Notes
Cotes du Crow's is our unique blend of the two noble, predominant red varietals of France's southern Rhone Valley: Grenache and Syrah. This year we again decided to use a small amount of Tempranillo - its spice and earth tones are a beautiful complement to Grenache and Syrah. The wine was fermented in open top tanks and received manual punch-downs. This enabled good extraction and structure development with pleasant tannins. After fermentation, the wine was transferred to French oak barrels. The 15% new oak gives the wine subtle spice and vanilla characters without overpowering the elegant fruit profile. This Rhone-style blend has a rich ruby red color, highlighted with purple edges. Rasberry jam, cedar, and fig paste aromas jump out of the glass. The wine is medium-bodied with soft tannins, offering a mouthful of brambleberry and black cherry. Its weight and balance make it a perfect pairing with anything off the grill.
66% Grenache, 31% Syrah, 3% Tempranillo