Morlet Family Vineyards La Proportion Dorée 2012
|California, Sonoma County
|Morlet Family Vineyards
Buy 3 or more for $89.95 a bottle. Discount will be given when order is received.
The 2012 Proprietary White La Proportion Dorée is a blend of 66% Semillon, 32% Sauvignon Blanc and 2% Muscadelle. It reveals an exquisite perfume, a stunningly full-bodied, multidimensional mouthfeel, and many of the same fruit and flowery characteristics found in the 2013. How long it will be drinkable is debatable since this cuvée has not existed that long, but it appears that no one will let it linger in their cellar given how compelling it is at present. It will definitely keep for 3-4 years, perhaps a lot longer.
(a blend of 66% semillon, 32% sauvignon blanc and 2% muscadelle): Light-medium straw-tinged yellow. Aromas of orange blossom, waxy semillon, apricot pit, minerals and nutty vanillin oak reminded me of a dry white Bordeaux wine. Dense, spicy and rich; viscous and voluptuous without being heavy, offering terrific chewy depth to its fruit and mineral flavors. Boasts the texture of a much sweeter blend of these two grapes yet retains a juicy freshness. Lovely combination of richness and acidity here. This reminded me of a top Pessac-Leognan white wine but with more early texture and thickness.