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Morlet Sauvignon Blanc Blend La Proportion Dorée 2018

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CWA

RP100

WS

JS

AG100

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $120.00

 
Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

100 Points | RP
“Luc Morlet has 100 Muscadelle vines, planted in 1953, which he co-ferments with the Sauvignon Blanc to produce this stunning wine. This barrel sample of 2018 La Proportion Doree is composed of 67% Semillon, 32% Sauvignon Blanc and 1% Muscadelle. It delivers the most beautiful perfume of freshly crushed, ripe nectarines, honeydew melon, green guava and fresh pears with hints of juniper, coriander seed, beeswax and lime blossoms with a waft of crushed stones. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has amazing freshness and a beautifully satiny texture supporting layer upon layer of citrus and stone fruit flavors, finishing with fantastic length and depth. 780 cases are anticipated to be made.” - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

100 Points | JD
“The flagship Bordeaux white, the 2018 La Proportion Doree is a magical elixir based on Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and a splash of Muscadelle that spent 16 months all in used French oak. Awesome notes of caramelized lime, honeyed nectarines, orange blossom, spice, and exotic flowers all soar from the glass, and it tastes like a top vintage of La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc on steroids. Despite all its richness and size, it’s elegant, seamless, and offers intensity with no sensation of weight or heaviness. I have no idea  how long it will keep, but I've no doubt it has a solid decade of longevity ahead of it. However, there's no harm in drinking bottles today. Hats off to winemaker Luc Morlet for fashioning one of the greatest white Bordeaux blends in California!” - Jeb Dunnuck

Winery Notes
“A harmonious blend of the three classic white Bordeaux varietals grown in Dry Creek Valley, this unique cuvée was handcrafted using classical winemaking techniques inspired from Pessac-Léognan. As in architectural arts, it is ‘The Golden Ratio’ or ‘La Proportion Dorée.’”
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Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

100 Points | RP
“Luc Morlet has 100 Muscadelle vines, planted in 1953, which he co-ferments with the Sauvignon Blanc to produce this stunning wine. This barrel sample of 2018 La Proportion Doree is composed of 67% Semillon, 32% Sauvignon Blanc and 1% Muscadelle. It delivers the most beautiful perfume of freshly crushed, ripe nectarines, honeydew melon, green guava and fresh pears with hints of juniper, coriander seed, beeswax and lime blossoms with a waft of crushed stones. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has amazing freshness and a beautifully satiny texture supporting layer upon layer of citrus and stone fruit flavors, finishing with fantastic length and depth. 780 cases are anticipated to be made.” - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate

100 Points | JD
“The flagship Bordeaux white, the 2018 La Proportion Doree is a magical elixir based on Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and a splash of Muscadelle that spent 16 months all in used French oak. Awesome notes of caramelized lime, honeyed nectarines, orange blossom, spice, and exotic flowers all soar from the glass, and it tastes like a top vintage of La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc on steroids. Despite all its richness and size, it’s elegant, seamless, and offers intensity with no sensation of weight or heaviness. I have no idea  how long it will keep, but I've no doubt it has a solid decade of longevity ahead of it. However, there's no harm in drinking bottles today. Hats off to winemaker Luc Morlet for fashioning one of the greatest white Bordeaux blends in California!” - Jeb Dunnuck

Winery Notes
“A harmonious blend of the three classic white Bordeaux varietals grown in Dry Creek Valley, this unique cuvée was handcrafted using classical winemaking techniques inspired from Pessac-Léognan. As in architectural arts, it is ‘The Golden Ratio’ or ‘La Proportion Dorée.’”



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Morlet Family Vineyards

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Sonoma County