Morgen Long

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      This Morgen Long new vintage offer has been a year and a half in the making. The obvious component is Seth's work to find the best grapes to make the best wines, the patience of aging in barrel and steel. On a more personal level, there were countless hours of deep thought and conversation about how Morgen Long Chardonnays fit into our world of wine. It is our work to honor the intuitiveness and intention, the skill and exacting dedication that Seth Morgen Long pours into his Chardonnays.

      We emerge each spring with a deeper perspective of how great Seth's wine are. We step out today to announce the arrival of the Morgen Long 2022 Chardonnays: what we know is the single greatest lineup of Willamette Valley Chardonnay and what we believe strongly is the greatest in the country.

      The best lineup of Willamette Valley Chardonnay should be priced accordingly; they've earned it. This is not a “defense,” merely a statement of fact. The Morgen Long 2022s compete on a worldwide scale in quality, balance, and age-ability. Seth is a student of Chardonnay, he knows this is true, and his pricing reflects it. He is also deeply intentional and working toward a sustainable small business—he's earned our support.

      At the top of the price tier, Morgen Long Chardonnays topple their "peers"–peers in price alone, not in quality, in our opinion. To put a finer point to it, the 2022 X Omni Chardonnay is the pinnacle of Willamette Chardonnay, the actual top; its only partner on that perch is further below (the 2021 Eola-Amity Hills Late Release). At the Willamette Valley tier, we think Seth’s 2022 is the most complete and character-filled Chardonnay in that range, too.

      We've learned that Morgen Long fans have their favorites but we always begin with this advice: grab a 6-pack sampler, then fill your case with whichever appeals most to you. Be sure to read all the way to the bottom: the Eola-Amity Hills 2021 Late Release and Memorie III are positioned there solely because of their extremely limited supply—both wines are jaw-droppingly, eye-wateringly brilliant and would be at the top of the offer if there were more bottles to share. With gratitude to Seth for his partnership and to you for your support, we present you the best:

      How and why does a young guy decide to produce exclusively Willamette Valley Chardonnay?

      Seth is an inquisitive student of Burgundy and of Willamette Valley. He's spent months in Meursault and vintages in some of our favorite Chardonnay producers' cellars.

      We asked him exactly the question above, to which he answered: "I'm singular in my focus on Willamette Valley Chardonnay because I love Chardonnay, and I get that when you love what you do, something extra is more likely to come through. I see Chardonnay as a chameleon, dynamic, nuanced, multidimensional. It is capable of being grown widely and fashioned in just as many ways. And maybe this is why profound Chardonnay is all the more exciting. Chardonnay can clearly reflect where the vines grow, and how the wine is made. I appreciate that Chardonnay is greatly valued around the world, and has tremendous historical relevance and that it also feels very much at home in the soils and microclimates of the Willamette Valley. I think that the future is very bright for Willamette Valley Chardonnay!"

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