This wine captures the strong, rich and dense character of the Cabernet Franc grapes from Morlet’s vineyard in the world-renowned Oakville appellation. Bottled only during outstanding vintages, this massive wine pays homage to Luc’s great-grandfather, Gaston Morlet, who had a reputation for being a force of nature in his native Avenay-Val-D’Or. His pioneering spirit remains one of the forces behind the family’s passion for making the best wines possible. Crafted from 100% Cabernet Franc grapes, this wine is dark red with a hue of purple and has an intense and complex bouquet of mocha, toasted coffee bean and freshly cracked black pepper. The palate is reminiscent of the nose, intermixed with notes of black raspberries, scorched earth and forest floor. Full-bodied with a massive tannic structure, this one-of-a-kind stunner is meant to be cellared and will age gracefully for many decades.
“Luc Morlet has certainly proven once again his incredible talents. This is possibly the finest 100% Cabernet Franc ever made in California.”
Robert M. Parker, Jr. The Wine Advocate, December 2015