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2009 Morlet Family Vineyards Chardonnay Ma Princesse Russian River Valley
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92 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2011

(15.4% alcohol; from a 1987 planting not far from Ritchie Vineyard):  Good full yellow.  Very ripe nose dominated by tropical fruits.  Tactile-verging-on-glyceral in the mouth, with an impression of chewy extract to the exotic orange blossom flavor.  Open-knit today owing to its sheer sweetness, but this wine too is technically very dry.  From a warmer site than the Ma Douce, and it shows it.

92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Hate to see it go
by Beach13807740
Drank my last bottle tonight and it was a melancholy event. Sorry to say goodbye to such a fine Chardonnay but I'm grateful for the bottles I enjoyed. I've steered clear of most Chardonnay the past several years, but am rediscovering just how good it can be in the right hands. Glad I'm now on the Morlet mailing list. This particular bottle aged well and is still delicious; now showing a bit of golden color and more Burgundian in style than California tropical fruit bombs. Perfect with grilled hearts of romaine and chicken; dessert was another glass. Well done Luc!


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