The vineyard’s location in Knights Valley, at a windswept 1200 feet, is perfect for long-ripening Bordeaux grapes, and Luc Morlet knows what to do with such a windfall. 90% Cabernet Sauvignon with the rest an expert bland of Cabernet Franc, Malbec & Petit Verdot, this black-fruited powerhouse is a big, meaty, mouth-filling delight. This big beauty is sized for safe cellaring, though we won’t blame you if you break it out for a party this weekend.
The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Mon Chevalier, which includes no Merlot (it’s 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Malbec and Petit Verdot) is a black fruited, powerful 2015 that just fills the mouth with fruit. Blueberries, plums, violets, chocolate, and savory herb notes all emerge from this full-bodied, big, meaty, licorice-laced effort that, like all of Luc’s wines, stays balanced, graceful and pure. Drink it anytime over the coming 25+ years.