Morris Ranch Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2014 and 2015

I’ve found Last Bottle to be an excellent source of discounted wine. The price usually is about half the suggested retail, AND – when you buy (typically) six or more bottles – shipping is free. Much the same can be said of Vivino. I encourage you to sign up for both; no cost. As it so happens, both these sources, among a few others, offered a two-bottle vertical of 2014 and 2015 Morris Ranch Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir for $36; $18 each, including shipping. That’s a far cry from the $40+ these wines usually sell for (per bottle!). You will likely find it difficult to locate these wines in your favorite, nearby wine shop. Not that much of it is made. That’s why I assume they sell (or sold) a lot to restaurants that have been devastated by Covid, and had to dump some inventory . . . thus the two-bottle vertical at $18 each, including shipping. The small production is also why few critics take the time to review the wine. So you’re stuck with me: Round, with a touch of Oregon/New Zealand austerity and a decidedly Pinot taste, with a nice long finish. Let it breathe in the opened bottle for four hours or so before drinking. At $40+ a bottle, it’s no bargain. At $18, it tastes far better!

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