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Proprietary White La Proportion Dorée, Morlet Family Vineyards 2019

RegionU.S.A.
SubregionNapa Valley
ColourWhite
TypeStill

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Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Qty Units Price IB GBP Per Score
U.S.A.2019Proprietary White La Proportion Dorée, Morlet Family Vineyards NewBT2 \ 6301,560.001297/99 LPB30173.3333333333399.0097.00Proprietary White La Proportion Doree, Morlet0.7530
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Tasting Notes

Luc Morlet has 100 Muscadelle vines, planted in 1953, which he co-ferments with the Sauvignon Blanc to produce this stunning wine. This is all barrel fermented with native yeast. This barrel sample of 2019 La Proportion Doree is composed of 69% Semillon, 30% Sauvignon Blanc and 1% Muscadelle. It prances out of the glass with gregarious scents of white peaches, pear tart and preserved lemons plus nuances of lime leaves, crushed rocks and honeycomb. The medium to full-bodied palate is tightly wound at this nascent stage, revealing layers of stone fruit and citrusy flavors with mineral accents and a long, savory finish. 780 cases are due to be made.

97/99
Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate, January 2021

A blend of 69% Semillon, 30% Sauvignon Blanc, and 1% Muscadelle, the just about pure perfection 2019 La Proportion Doree reveals a vivid gold hue as well as a kaleidoscopic array of crushed citrus, honeyed lime, white flowers, green almonds, and crushed stone-like minerality. Beautifully complex, seamless, full-bodied, and concentrated on the palate, it has an incredible texture, bright acidity, and a brilliant finish. Hats off to winemaker Luc Morlet – no one does Bordeaux Blanc in California better.

99
Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com, December 2021
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