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2012 Morlet Family - Cabernet Franc Force de la Nature

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 98 WA
  • Variety
    Cabernet Franc
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SKU: 403467-2012-750-3A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    The nearly perfect Cabernet Franc Force de la Nature comes from a parcel of Cabernet Franc vines planted on the gravelly bench of the Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard. This cuvee is only produced in great vintages, which, of course, the 2012 and 2013 are. As with all of Luc Morlet's wines, there are no acid adjustments, no enzymes and no manipulation. The inky/blue/purple-colored, aromatic 2012 Cabernet Franc Force de la Nature boasts a floral, full-bodied, layered mouthfeel, fabulous intensity and notes of wet rocks, spring flowers, forest floor, blueberries and black raspberries. It is a tour de force as well as a force de la nature from the Oakville Corridor. Consume it over the next 10-20 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 97

    Drink Dates: 2017-2037
    Author: Gallo Boy

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 106 bottles owned
  • 27 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 97
    (Out of 27 collectors)