Morlet Family Vineyards, La Proportion Doree White Bordeaux-Style Blend 2019

  • Type: White
  • Country: U.S.A.
  • Region: Russian River Valley
  • Size: 75cl
  • Rating: WA 99
Price: HKD 950
Tasting Note

Luc Morlet has 100 Muscadelle vines, planted in 1953, which he co-ferments with the Sauvignon Blanc to produce this stunning wine. This is all barrel fermented with native yeast. This barrel sample of 2019 La Proportion Doree is composed of 69% Semillon, 30% Sauvignon Blanc and 1% Muscadelle. It prances out of the glass with gregarious scents of white peaches, pear tart and preserved lemons plus nuances of lime leaves, crushed rocks and honeycomb. The medium to full-bodied palate is tightly wound at this nascent stage, revealing layers of stone fruit and citrusy flavors with mineral accents and a long, savory finish. 780 cases are due to be made. Reviewed by

Lisa Perrotti-Brown in January 2021