|"Readers should not miss the 2008 La Proportion Doree, a 660-case blend
of 68% Semillon, 30% Sauvignon Blanc, and 2% Muscadelle. It is a superb
example of what can be done with French savoir-faire and California
grapes. Glorious aromas of honeyed caramelized figs, honeysuckle,
melons, and orange blossoms are followed by a medium to full-bodied
white with beautiful acidity, length, and richness. A tour de force in
dry white winemaking, it should drink nicely for 3-4 years.'
is a brilliant portfolio of wines from Frenchman Luc Morlet. Production
for these cuvees ranges from a low of 75 cases for several of the
Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs, to a high of 660 cases for the
Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc/Muscadelle blend called La Proportion Doree.
Only indigenous yeasts are used in the fermentations as well as 100%
French oak barrels, there is no fining or filtration, and all the wines
are made with a hand-crafted zeal for high quality. The 2007 and 2008
Chardonnays would make a tremendous comparative tasting to decide which
vintage turned out better. In most cases, 2007 gets the nod, but at
this estate, it’s pretty much a dead heat. I suspect the only way to
secure any of the Morlet Family Vineyards’ wines is to get on their
mailing list." -Robert Parker
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|Sauvignon Blanc||white meats like chicken and pork, scallops, shrimp or smoked seafood||Asiago, Brie, Cheddar, Feta, goat cheese, Gruyere or Parmesan||citrus or vinaigrettes|
|Semillon||white meats like chicken, turkey or pork||Brie, Camembert, goat cheese, Gouda, Gruyere, Parmesan or Provolone||basil, butter, cream, garlic or saffron|