Named for the Morlets’ son Paul, (“My knight,”) and from their estate vineyard located on a hillside in Knights Valley, the fruit for this cuvée is sorted cluster by cluster, berry by berry, and it shows. Incredibly classy and rich, this bursts forth from the glass with a puff of black truffle, roasted earth, blackcurrants, and dusty cherries. Absolutely stunning Cabernet Sauvignon that belongs in your cellar. We are very privileged to offer you this wine—simply put, it’s as good as anything in the valley.
The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Mon Chevalier emerges from a site in Knights Valley, an area Luc Morlet knows well from his time at Peter Michael. Graphite, smoke, game, licorice, black cherry and plum - all signatures of this fabled sector of Sonoma County - come through loud and clear. Beams of supporting tannin and acidity give the wine its structural backbone. Powerful and searing in the glass, the 2012 is going to need a few years to come into its own. (AG)WA92
The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Mon Chevalier is composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 3% Merlot and the rest Malbec and Petit Verdot, all from Knight’s Valley and aged in large oak puncheons. The least expensive of the Morlet Cabernets, the open, round, light 2012 offers sweet white chocolate, blackcurrant and mineral notes in a full-bodied, opulent style. (RP)