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2009 Morlet Family Vineyards Chardonnay Ma Douce Sonoma Coast
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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2011

(15.2% alcohol):  Sexy aromas of crystallized lemon peel, iodine and vanillin, coconutty oak.  Lush, fat and seamless, with compelling sweetness but also a firming mineral edge to the apricot fruit.  The iodiney quality recurs on the back end, giving the broad finish a distinctly savory quality.  For all its impression of sweet fruit, this wine is bone-dry.

93 Points | Wine Spectator
93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Age worthy Chardonnay
by Beach13807740
Revisited this wine the other night and it easily earned its fifth star. What a delight to drink - still rich and full, but with honeyed nuances and a very smooth mouth feel. Liquid gold and the type of product that has made me a loyal Morlet fan.
More than Sweet
by Bowen13842217
Outstanding complexity and nuances. In the top three Chardonnays from Calif we've tasted this year. Pricy but worth it for a special occasion wine.
by Strauss13861812
Certain producers have talent. Morlet is at the top! I opened 1 bottle because I could not wait. I am thrilled I jumped in and bought 2 packs. The wine eludes the sexy rich mouth watering taste that goes on and on. The wine gets better as you let it sit and open up. If by some chance you get another opportunity to buy...don't hesitate.

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The best Chardonnays in the world continue to arrive from the region where the grape first emerged: the chalk, clay, and limestone vineyards of Burgundy and Chablis. While the origins of the grape were disputed for many years, with some speculating that the grape came all the way from the Middle East, DNA researchers at the University of California-Davis proved in 1999 that Chardonnay actually developed...
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