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2014 Morlet Family - La Proportion Doree

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 100 WA
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 241700-2014
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    A perfect wine is the 2014 La Proportion Doree, a blend of 65% Semillon, 24% Sauvignon Blanc and 1% Muscadelle. This 650-case cuvee is from 29-year-old, dry farmed vines and was barrel-fermented. The wine is absolutely out of this world. With a light greenish gold color and a killer nose of lanolin, caramelized citrus, honeysuckle, orange marmalade and candle wax, the wine displays great acidity, a magnificent, massive, full-bodied mouthfeel, and seems to come across like a Sonoma County version of a dry Haut Brion blanc. This is singular wine - profound, compelling, whatever! It should drink well for at least 10 years, if you can resist its early charms.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Vinous | Rating: 93

    The 2014 La Proportion Doree, Morlet's dry white Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc blend, is rich, textured and inviting, with plenty of apricot jam, lemon confit, honey and tropical notes. This lush, flamboyant white has enough richness to stand up to just about anything. A dollop of Muscadelle rounds out the blend.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
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  • 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

    • 404 bottles owned
    • 51 collectors