2018 Morlet 'Passionnément' Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville

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Crafted with the passionate, uncompromised and ongoing pursuit of quality, this judicious blend comes from the finest barrels of our manicured vineyards on the Oakville Bench and on the foothills of Knights Valley and St. Helena. As the French say, “Je t’aime, un peu, beaucoup, passionnément!” (I love you, a little, a lot, passionately!) This special wine is dedicated to Jodie Morlet. It is ‘Passionately’ or‘Passionnément.’

Cabernet Sauvignon
Luc Morlet
16 Months
Oak Treatment:
French oak
Napa Valley
‘Cœur de Vallée’ ‘Morlet Estate’ and ‘Mon Chevalier’
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
SKU #:
750 ml Bottle

Jeb Dunnuck

The ripest, most sexy, and opulent in the lineup, the 2018 ‘Passionnément’ is pure magic in a glass and tops out on my scale. Reminding me of some of the older Harlan Estate releases with its massive yet seamless style, this beauty boasts a monster bouquet of chocolate covered blackcurrants, lavender, crushed violets, new leather, unsmoked tobacco, and flowery incense. Coming from a selection of the top barrels in the vintage, this full-bodied, masterful Cabernet is gorgeously textured and has a stacked, layered mid-palate, perfectly ripe tannins, and a great finish. I followed this bottle for multiple days and it never grew tired or oxidized (which is rare). It’s one of those wines that’s going to drink brilliantly for all of its life. Enjoy this beauty any time over the coming 20-30 years. -