2016 Morlet Family Vineyards 'Mon Chevalier' Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley
This is the Cabernet King Arthur would have served at the round table, if he’d had access to it. Fill your chalice with this stunning wine from Morlet Family’s Hillside Estate, made in honor of their son. Comprised of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon with 8% Cabernet Franc, 3% Merlot, 2% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot, it was lovingly and expertly built to withstand the test of time and astound revelers on repeat for decades to come.
Moving to the top releases, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Mon Chevalier comes from Knights Valley and was brought up in puncheons. A gorgeous bouquet of sandalwood, violets, loamy earth, and incense as well as some iron-laced black and blue fruits flow to a rounded, supple, incredibly textured Cabernet that has sweet tannins, a stacked mid-palate, and a great finish. It’s already terrific yet will keep for 20-25 years or more.
The estate-grown 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Mon Chevalier is a blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 1% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot. Very deep purple-black in color, it charges forth with intense notes of crushed black cherries, black berry preserves and cassis scents with touches of spearmint, Indian spices, espresso and dried lavender plus a waft of roses. Full-bodied, the palate reveals incredible restraint, slowly revealing earth and black fruit layers framed by firm, grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing very long and spicy.