TN: 2021 Morgen Long Chardonnay Durant (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills)

  • 2021 Morgen Long Chardonnay Durant - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills (6/4/2023)
    Glassware: Grassl Cru
    Prep: Decant, 2 hours from first pour to first glass. Finished over a couple nights.

    Nectarine, yellow peach, ginger, cardamom, sea breeze, and gravel/chalk minerals waft from the glass. Lithe on the palate, yet dense in flavor, with layers of nectarine, yuzu, peach pit, and sandalwood. Love the brightness of the fruit complemented by the balance of fine chalky texture and refined acids on the palate. Just a touch of vanillin and cardamom on the palate after a long finish. After a couple days in the fridge the aromas and flavors remain present but the wine is more harmonious.

    People have asked me why I open Seth's wines (and other Oregon whites) so young. I don't doubt the best years are ahead and that they won't gain complexity with age, but it's hard not to try them in their youth. Through the veneer of the chiseled, acid-driven structure common to many of Seth's wines, I can already see what's in store. (93 points)

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Sounds delicious. I agree…when they give lots of pleasure young, I’ve got no problem opening some young.

We drink Seth’s wines young as well because,who wants to wait?