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2011 Morlet Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Morlet Estate Napa Valley
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92(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2014

(made from Morlet's new property on the hillside west of Highway 29, north of St. Helena):  Saturated bright ruby-red.  Pungent aromas of blackberry, black cherry, licorice, violet and dusty spices.  Juicy, dense and sharply delineated, offering serious intensity to its dark berry, licorice and mineral flavors.  Youthfully tight today but the tannins are silky and suave.  This fruit was picked at the end of September, before the heavy rains, noted Morlet, who had thinned the crop load to one cluster per shoot.  A stunning debut for this bottling.

93 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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About Napa Valley

Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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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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