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2009 Morlet Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Mon Chevalier Knights Valley
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94(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2012

(blended with 8% cabernet franc, 3% merlot, 2% malbec and 1% petit verdot):  Bright red-ruby.  Captivating floral lift to the aromas and flavors of cassis, black cherry, blueberry and graphite.  A dead ringer for a Medoc wine, showing superb chewy depth and solid tannic spine but a bit less mid-palate sweetness today than the Coeur de Vallee.  But these tannins are quite firm and the finish boasts terrific lift.  Morlet cites Peter Michael's Les Pavots and Ducru-Beaucaillou as the inspirations for this wine.

95 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Sarasota savorer loves Morlet, '09 cab
02/21/2014
by Tempranillo224377
Wow. Silky smooth, effortless finish, extraordinary balance, sophisticated nose, flavor as billed. Impressive.
Overhyped 2009 Morlet Cabernet Sauvignon
01/09/2014
by Golubeva14105281
Summing up after two tastings: Saturated ruby color. A well-delineated penetrating earthy aroma. Not a whiff of alcohol despite its substantial 15 +% declared. Excellent acidity - very French in style. Some tannins in the background. Underdeveloped dark fruit. Overall leaves something to be desired, especially in comparison with the impeccable 2009 Dominus.

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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles...
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