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2013 Morlet Family Vineyards Chardonnay Coup De Coeur (750ml - Full Bottle)

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Vintage 2013
Varietal Chardonnay
Bottle Size 750
Style White
Bottle Condition Perfect

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Reviews

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Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Of all the Morlet Chardonnays, the most minerality is found in the 2013 Chardonnay Coup de Coeur, which offers up copious notes of orange blossoms, pineapples, mangoes, honeysuckle and subtle vanilla as well as toast. Full and rich with great acidity and a wet stone-like underlying minerality, it should drink well for a decade or more. - Drink Date - 2016 - 2031.
 
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Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Luc Morlet, whose brother Nicolas Morlet is the principal winemaker at Peter Michael Winery, preceded his brother, but has his own winery just north of St. Helena and the Culinary Institute of America. It sits adjacent to Route 29 in a beautiful old building from the late 1800s. Morlet, who hails from the Champagne region of France, is on a hot streak in terms of the quality of the exquisite wines he=s producing. This is an extraordinary lineup of Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Pinot Noir and possibly the finest 100% Cabernet Franc ever made in California, his Force de la Nature. Morlet is hoping to use about 70% or more estate-grown fruit, as he has been busy acquiring property and now has his estate up to 24 acres.
 
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Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Of all the Morlet Chardonnays, the most minerality is found in the 2013 Chardonnay Coup de Coeur, which offers up copious notes of orange blossoms, pineapples, mangoes, honeysuckle and subtle vanilla as well as toast. Full and rich with great acidity and a wet stone-like underlying minerality, it should drink well for a decade or more.
 
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Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Luc Morlet produces three cuvées of Chardonnay, one from the Sonoma Coast, one from Goldridge soils, and the third a selection of his finest barrels, the Coup de Coeur. All of them are based around the old Wente clone of Chardonnay, as that seems to be the favorite of top-quality Chardonnay winemakers throughout California. The 2013 Chardonnays are finally in bottle, and they are showing even better than I predicted last year. They are incredibly great Chardonnays with long lives ahead of them.
 
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Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Lastly, the selection by Morlet of his favorite barrels is a five-barrel lot of 2013 Chardonnay Coup de Coeur. Pure orange marmalade, white peach, pineapple, mangos, subtle toast, great acidity and a liqueur of rocks underlie the wine's structure and intensity. This prodigious Chardonnay should age well for at least 10-15 years. - Drink Date 2016 - 2031.
 

Additional Information

Varietal :
Chardonnay
Probably the world's most famous grape, and also one of the most versatile, Chardonnay produces excellent white wines in a range of styles. When aged in oak, Chardonnay exhibits buttery, vanilla and sometimes nutty flavors. Unoaked examples are crisp and fruity, with green apple or tropical flavors. Chardonnay is the grape used to make White Burgundy, Sancerre and Chablis, and may also be used to produce Champagne. View all our additional Chardonnay items
Region :
California
Since the famous Judgement of Paris in 1976 California wines have unquestionably ranked among the best in the world. From the Anderson Valley in the North through Temecula Valley in the South, California vineyards grow dozens of wine grape varietals that produce wines of many different styles. The California wine industry has steadily gained ground since the 1960s (the industry took a major hit following Prohibition), but its roots date back over 200 years. Major grape varietals include Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc. View all our items from California