Luc Morlet has an amazing portfolio. It stared in the 1990's when he replacedJohn Kongsgaard at Newton at one
point, after that he became the winemaker at Staglin, and of course Peter Michael was the big “ticket”
on his portfolio. Today he acutaully
consults at Peter Michael for his brother Nicholas Morlet. He is also the winemaker
for Carte Blanche, Vineyard 7 & 8
and of course his OWN label MORLET! Luc
has a nose for great vineyrds and he only uses the best in his own label. I tasted with him a few days ago and came
away with WAW (What a “bunch” of Amazing Wines!), and a nice guy on top of
2009 Morlet “ Coeur de Vallee” Beckstoffer-To-Kalon 95+ Pt. Robert Parker
Retail 210.00 – GGWC 195.00 (95 RP) FREE SHIPPING on 3 or more
I know it is expensive, but this is in the range of the BEST
Bordeaux’ and top-notch collectibles you have ever tasted. The Coeur de Vallee translates to “the heart
of the Valley” and it really is the heart, the very best! This vineyard is of
course unique and “famous” for its prime location and many great wines that
have been produced from this estate.
This 2009 is probably one of the most complex wines from Napa to
date! Full in body, an amazing palate
that is lush, gorgeous and complex. The
start to finish is more like reading a
long complex book with many intriguing chapters along the way. The nose is expressive, the flavors elegant
and complex the finish long and sensual.
The production very small!