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2006 Morlet Family - La Proportion Doree Proprietary Blend - USA - California - Sonoma - White

USA - California - Sonoma

White Proprietary Blend
Score
93
WS 92
VF 95
IWC 92
WA 94
Drink Dates
Comm: 2007-2012 VF: 2008-2013 WA: 2007-2013 WS: 2009-2011
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IWC 92
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 138

($60; 66% semillon, 32% sauvignon blanc and 2% muscadelle) Pale, bright yellow. Highly complex aromas of lemon, honey, herbs, white flowers and nuts, plus a suggestion of lanolin. Dense and lush but bright; thick yet light on its feet, with complex flavors of grapefruit peel, citrus blossom, spices and herbs. Impressively seamless wine with excellent energy. The sauvignon and semillon come mostly from 26-year-old dry-farmed vines in Dry Creek Valley, while the muscadelle is from Napa Valley vines more than 50 years of age. Morlet told me the blend is roughly "an average of the blends of Haut-Brion Blanc and Laville Haut-Brion."

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WA 94
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 174
Drink Dates 2007-2013

One would be hard-pressed to find a better Semillon/Sauvignon Blanc blend than the 2006 La Proportion Doree, which is a blend of two-thirds Semillon and one-third Sauvignon with a touch of Muscadelle added in. Barrel-fermented and aged in wood, there are 580 cases of this wine, which has a gorgeous nose of honeyed figs, lemon grass, melon, and citrus oil. A full-bodied, dry, beautifully textured, superb white Bordeaux look-alike, it should drink well for 5-6 years.

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WS 92
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2009-2011

There's a grand intensity to the focused beam of pear, citrus, mineral, nectarine and apricot flavors in this well-structured, fleshy and full-bodied wine. Balances elegance and finesse with power and persistence, and there's a ripe juiciness to the fruit flavors. Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle.

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VF 95
Source Vinfolio
Issue 201
Drink Dates 2008-2013

La Proportion Doree is named for the aesthetically balanced "golden ratio" in Architecture. Luc blends the whole cluster pressed Semillon, (66%), Sauvignon Blanc, (32%) and Muscadelle, planted in 1953, (2%) which have all aged separately in their unique oak regimen. The wine is bottled un-fined and un-filtered. <br></br> The color is glistening golden-green in glass, with a nose of pulverized stone, pear, carbon, pineapple and oil-preserved lemon. The palate is incredibly dense with beautifully balanced acidity and purity, vanilla-laced lemon chiffon on the finish. A seriously complex wine that in some ways reminds of the Scholium Project Cena.

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Author Adriel L
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.801%
Tasted On 08/07/2012
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Author GiantDolphan
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.5%
Tasted On 09/24/2009
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Author dougwilder
Site / Blog purely domestic wine report Trust Rating 98.558%
Tasted On 03/27/2009

Aromas: Pear, tropical fruit essences, lemon oil, and rock Palate: Densely packed mineral, salt with a soft lemon delicacy Impression: Seriously complex; a blend of 66% Semillon, 32% Sauvignon Blanc and 2% Muscadelle

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Author ebgreenb
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 95.96%
Tasted On 01/19/2009
Drink Dates 2008-2015

Stunning white Bordeaux wanna-be from California. Lush, smooth, pears with a hint of lemon and just the right mineral undertone. Don't miss this one.

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Author Grapevine101
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Tasted On 09/30/2008
Drink Dates 2006-2012
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Author Jerry
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 83.333%
Tasted On 02/19/2008
Drink Dates 2008-2012

bit harsh, but good fruit

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