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

USA - California - Sonoma

White Proprietary Blend
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2007-2012 VF: 2008-2013

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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 138
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Source Vinfolio
Issue 201

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.

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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