2020 Morlet Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Coeur De Vallée
The Coeur de Vallée comes from the heart of Napa Valley, to be precise from the Oakville appellation. The Morlet winery makes several wines that are terroir-inspired with minimal intervention. The Coeur de Vallée is made from 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Cabernet Franc.
The 'Cœur de Vallée' vineyard is located in the world-famous Oakville appellation, in the heart of the Napa Valley. The To Kalon Creek meanders through the spectacular estate, which is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. The beautiful view of Mount Saint John is a reminder of the alluvial fan that provided the well-drained soil, consisting of 40 to 60% gravel. It is the confluence of the amazing pedigree of surrounding properties and the alluvial material sourced from the Mayacamas Range that makes this vineyard so special. This wine is handmade using classic winemaking techniques and is named after the vineyard's namesake. It is 'Heart of the Valley' or 'Cœur de Vallée'. An amazing wine with beautiful ripe fruit, great acidity and so wonderfully balanced.
The 2020 'Cœur de Vallée' is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (94%) Cabernet Franc (6%) from Oakville, Napa Valley. The wine matures for 16 months in French oak barrels and is bottled unfiltered and then left to mature in the bottle. This Morlet is distributed via the Place Du Bordeaux. Only around 1,500 bottles of these wines are ever made.
Winemakers Note: “Boasting an intense and complex bouquet of crushed strawberry, cassis, blackberry, black cherry, fig leaf, mocha and tobacco leaf, the 2020 'Cœur de Vallée' is rich and concentrated, with a superb entry of red and black fruits , dark bittersweet chocolate, Kahlúa liqueur, dried lavender, potpourri and cedar cigar box. With round tannins and an energetic texture, this is a magnificent wine!” - Luc Morlet
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About Oakville - Napa Valley
Located in the heart of the region, Oakville represents some of Napa Valley's greatest, most powerful wines. It is this part of Napa Valley that has established itself as a leading producer of cabernet sauvignon, resulting in internationally recognized, award-winning wines. With equally powerful regions surrounding Oakville, including Rutherford, Yountville and St. Helena, the Oakville AVA has managed to produce world-class wines from the unique soil and perfect heat. With a distinct combination of clay, loam and sandy soils, the Oakville region has managed to produce highly complex and structured Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel and Chardonnay. It is these Bordeaux varieties that have put several wineries in the international spotlight. One of these wineries is Screaming Eagle Winery, which has produced consistent expressions of Cabernet Sauvignon and was able to auction one of their vintages for $500,000. This price tag has made it one of the most expensive wines in the world. In addition to the Screaming Eagle Winery, Oakville has several other wineries throughout the region such as Harlan, Bond, Promontory and Morlet.
|Type of Wine
|Morlet Family Vineyards
|Drinking as of
|James Suckling rating
|Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Tannines, Full
|Indruk maken, Lekker luxe