Mor­eish Mor­aga

Given the real es­tate prices in the chic Los An­ge­les district of Bel Air, it’s hard to be­lieve 3.6 hectares of ter­raced vine­yards ex­ist amid the man­sions and swim­ming pools. But that’s where Mor­aga Es­tate, one of the best pro­duc­ers of red in Cal­i­for­nia, l

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93 points

94 points

90 points

2011

The great­est red ever from here? Shows a solid core of black­berry, blue­berry and cur­rants. A full body, very fine tan­nins and a long, long fin­ish. Su­per well crafted for the vin­tage. LA’S great­est wine. Drink or hold.

95 points

2012

Fab­u­lous aro­mas of crushed grapes, stone and lead pen­cil. A full body with ul­tra­r­efined tan­nins. Shows in­cred­i­ble panache and zeal. Har­mo­nious and beau­ti­ful. Io­dine. Umami. Bet­ter in 2018. 600 cases made. 94 points

As al­ways, this caber­net sau­vi­gnon blend from the Los An­ge­les hills needs some time. It’s a lit­tle as­trin­gent in struc­ture but de­liv­ers loads of fas­ci­nat­ing berry, spice and choco­late char­ac­ter. Se­ri­ous. Drink now. Dis­tinc­tive aro­mas of dark fruits such as cur­rants and blue­berry with min­er­als and char­coal. A full body, su­per-fine and struc­tured tan­nins, yet a bril­liant and bright fruit un­der­tone. Salty fin­ish. Drink now. A bal­anced, fruity wine with blue­berry and light vanilla char­ac­ter. A medium body with round tan­nins and a fruity fin­ish. Straight­for­ward and easy drink­ing. Drink now.

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