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2013 Morlet Family - Syrah Bouquet Garni

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 97 WA
  • Variety
    Syrah
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SKU: 241720-2013
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 97

    Two of Luc Morlet's under-the-radar wines are his Syrah and his blend of Semillon and Sauvignon. The two vintages of Bouquet Garni, which is the 100% Syrah, really come across like a Guigal single vineyard Cote-Rotie such as La Landonne. This is high-elevation Syrah from the Bennett Valley. The 2013 Syrah Bouquet Garni displays tremendous notes of bacon fat, black olive tapenade, truffles, earth, pepper, grilled meats and blood. It is a compelling, world-class, killer Syrah that is full-bodied and capable of lasting 10-15+ years. It is very French in style, but then again, the winemaker is French!
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 92

    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

  • 50 bottles owned
  • 11 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 11 collectors)