Morlet Family Vineyards

Morlet Family Vineyards

La Proportion Dorée Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2020

2020 vintage. A fave California white. Not a daily drinker for most of us but a refreshing change every once in a while. In the running for my favorite CA (non-Chard) white. Medium body verging on medium-heavy. Beautiful richness and acidity living together in sin. Would like to taste one of these after 8-10 years. 3.20.24. — 24 days ago

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Big fan of these.

Morlet Family Vineyards

Force de la Nature Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2012

3 day wine — 8 months ago

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Michael Younkins

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Cool pic with the focus on the bottle only!

Jarvis Winery

Estate Grown Cave Fermented Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Shay A
9.4

On my first trip out to Napa (2015), Jarvis was one of the favorites, and so we went back in 2016 and again in 2018. We go to Napa every year, and it’s one of the only wineries we have visited multiple times.

This was part of a retrospective on 2012 Napa cabs, alongside Shafer HSS, Scarecrow, Morlet CdV, Bryant DB4, Dominus, Pulido Walker Melanson, Kapscandy, Buccella Cuvee Katrina Eileen and others. Definitely the most restrained.

For some reason, I always get a streak of green peppercorn on all of the reds from Jarvis. It’s not off putting, just a signature of the winemaking. I’ve never found these wines to be overblown/high alcohol. They aren’t quite Bordeaux like, but they are clearly in between current Napa style and a restrained bridge to Bordeaux. This 2012 was true to the above. Aromatics here has green peppercorn, tar, underripe black fruits and a very fragrant potpourri note. Even after being open a few hours this was strong with zippy acidity surrounded by pepper crusted blackberries, mocha, black cherries and even some leather (not Brett driven, though). Blind, maybe someone takes this to left bank Bordeaux in a ripe vintage…but the kiss of sweetness is hard to take away from Napa. Wonderfully delicious and complex Cabernet starting to enter a great drinking window.

— 2 years ago

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Paul K

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Hey @Shay A ! I’m going to be in Dallas the week of April 16th and was hoping we could share a bottle that Thursday, or Tuesday, night. Drop me best way to contact and coordinate if it works on your end! All the best -Eli
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@Paul K : Cool! Send me a text and we’ll see if we can make it happen. 325.660.6180
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Morlet Family Vineyards

Ma Princesse Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2020

Loved this! A beautiful, refined and elegant California Chardonnay. — 21 days ago

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Morlet Family Vineyards

Billet Doux Late Harvest Sémillon 2013

Shay A
9.4

My second set of wines to provide as part of a co-host event.

I picked these up during a visit to Morlet in the fall of ‘21. Sadly, these are the last of my initial stash. 58 semillon/36 SB/6 Muscat.

Poured blind for a group of 20 people at the end of a wine event, I was shocked that not one single person called this Cali. Many Sauternes, Barsac, and a few South African dessert wine guesses. It’s undeniably sporting botrytis flavors, but the richness has a wonderful spine of acidity. Honeyed mango, white peach and chock-full of orange blossom on the nose, there’s added candied spice and honeycomb on the palate. Didn’t pick up any nutty flavors (which I enjoy in Sauternes), but this was also fairly young. Extremely “fresh” for a dessert wine, if that makes sense. Best Cali dessert wine I’ve had, I think.
— 3 months ago

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Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

I think most people do not know that such a wine is made in California. I would have guessed the same.
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Leave to a French transplant. 😉

Morlet Family Vineyards

Coteaux Nobles Fort Ross - Seaview Pinot Noir 2013

In a good drinking window with soft tannins and the red fruit and spice melding together well. Easy to pair with food. — 4 years ago

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Morlet Family Vineyards

En Famille Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2019

This is one overpowering Pinot Noir, even for California. Chewy mouthful of red fruit, with complexity supplemented by minor bitter chocolate. Runs on all eight cylinders. — 3 months ago

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Morlet Family Vineyards

Coteaux Nobles Pinot Noir 2019

Aromatic. Cola, sassafras. — 7 months ago

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Pierre Morlet

Grande Réserve Brut 1er Cru Rosé Champagne

This is packed with strawberry, cherry, raspberry, and oh so cool minerals. A green minty spring aroma. Crushed granite on the palate. Elegant, textured, great acid, beautiful mousse. — a year ago

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Morlet Family Vineyards

Coup De Coeur Sonoma County Chardonnay 2012

Chardonnay 100% sabor muy pronunciado, quizá demasiado. — 4 years ago

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