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WINERY NEWSLETTERS

FALL 2021
‘Billet Doux’ Our Sweet Labor of Love
In this issue we discover how Luc’s experience being hosted by Comte Alexandre de Lur Saluces at Château d’Yquem would later inspire him to craft our own wine from noble rot fruit.

Releasing:
2018 Cabernet Franc ‘Force de la Nature’
2018 Cabernet Sauvignons ‘Morlet Estate’ ‘Mon Chevalier’
2019 Chardonnay ‘Coup de Cœur’
2019 Pinot Noir ‘Joli Cœur’
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Les Petits Morlet’
2019 Sauvignon Blanc ‘Les Petits Morlet’


SPRING 2021
Cellaring, Serving and Creating Special Moments with our Vins de Garde
In this issue we share some of Luc’s most memorable moments with fine wines. We reminisce about our wedding and describe Luc’s once-in-a-lifetime tastings with Aubert de Villaine, Robert M. Parker, Jr. and British royalty. We highlight our wines which have been selected by the White House and also include Luc’s cellaring and serving recommendations to assist you in creating special memories of your own.

Releasing:
2018 Cabernet Sauvignons ‘Cœur de Vallée’ ‘Passionnément’
2019 Chardonnays ‘Ma Douce’ ‘Ma Princesse’
2019 Pinot Noirs ‘Côteaux Nobles’ ‘En Famille’
2019 Proprietary White Bordeaux-style Blend ‘La Proportion Dorée’


FALL 2020
‘Force de la Nature’ The Strong Influences Behind our Cabernet Franc
In this issue we reveal the many forces that inspired Luc to craft our 100% Cabernet Franc wine, named in honor of his great-grandfather, Gaston Morlet.

Releasing:
2017 Cabernet Franc ‘Force de la Nature’
2017 Cabernet Sauvignons ‘Morlet Estate’ ‘Mon Chevalier’
2018 Chardonnay ‘Coup de Cœur’
2018 Pinot Noir ‘Joli Cœur’
2018 Syrah ‘Bouquet Garni’
2014 Library Vintage ‘La Proportion Dorée’


SPRING 2020
‘Cœur de Vallée’ A First Growth Terroir in the Heart of Napa Valley
In this issue we feature our ‘Cœur de Vallée’ vineyard in the world-renowned Oakville appellation, and explain how an alluvial fan, Bale soils, micro-terroirs and Luc’s meticulous farming practices contribute to the unparalleled quality of our Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc wines.

Releasing:
2017 Cabernet Sauvignons ‘Cœur de Vallée’ ‘Passionnément’
2018 Chardonnays ‘Ma Douce’ ‘Ma Princesse’
2018 Pinot Noirs ‘Côteaux Nobles’ ‘En Famille’
2018 Proprietary White Bordeaux-style Blend ‘La Proportion Dorée’


FALL 2019
Tradition & Innovation: Seeking ‘Harmonie’
In this issue we discover how Luc’s ability to combine proven traditional French winemaking techniques with his ongoing zest for innovation leads to the premium and harmonious quality of our wines.

Releasing:
2016 Cabernet Franc ‘Force de la Nature’
2016 Cabernet Sauvignons ‘Morlet Estate’ ‘Mon Chevalier’
2017 Chardonnay ‘Coup de Cœur’
2017 Pinot Noir ‘Joli Cœur’
2017 Syrah ‘Bouquet Garni’
2013 Library Vintage ‘La Proportion Dorée’
2015 Offspring to our mature Cabernet Sauvignons ‘Les Petits Morlet’


SPRING 2019
Excellence Through Blending: A Loving Decade of ‘Passionnément’
In this issue we learn how Luc developed an expertise in ‘L’Art d’Assemblage’ and how his passion for blending led him to craft ten vintages of our ‘Passionnément’ Cabernet Sauvignon.

Releasing:
2017 Chardonnays ‘Ma Douce’ ‘Ma Princesse’
2017 Pinot Noirs ‘Côteaux Nobles’ ‘En Famille’
2017 Proprietary White Bordeaux-style Blend ‘La Proportion Dorée’
2016 Cabernet Sauvignons ‘Cœur de Vallée’ ‘Passionnément’


FALL 2018
‘Morlet Estate’ Our Napa Valley First Growth
In this issue we recount how Luc’s childhood dream of living in California came true and discover his inspiration for crafting the ‘Morlet Estate’ Cabernet Sauvignon from our historic estate in St. Helena.

Releasing:
2012 Library Vintage ‘La Proportion Dorée’
2015 Cabernet Sauvignons ‘Mon Chevalier’ ‘Cœur de Vallée’ ‘Passionnément’ ‘Morlet Estate’
2015 Cabernet Franc ‘Force de la Nature’


SPRING 2018
Que “Syrah” Sera: How our ‘Bouquet Garni’ Came to Be
In this issue we highlight over a decade of our ‘Bouquet Garni’ and discover Luc’s appreciation for the culinary arts as well as for wines from the northern portion of the Vallée du Rhône.

Releasing:
2016 Chardonnays ‘Ma Douce’ ‘Ma Princesse’ ‘Coup de Cœur’
2016 Pinot Noirs ‘Côteaux Nobles’ ‘En Famille’ ‘Joli Cœur’
2016 Syrah ‘Bouquet Garni’
2016 Proprietary White Bordeaux-style Blend ‘La Proportion Dorée’
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Les Petits Morlet’


FALL 2017
A Quest for the Highest Quality of Corks
In this issue we describe the process involved in obtaining the highest quality of corks as we visit a cork oak tree forest in Portugal and meet the research scientist involved with the innovative One by One™ testing.

Releasing:
2011 Library Vintage ‘La Proportion Dorée’
2014 Cabernet Sauvignons ‘Mon Chevalier’ ‘Cœur de Vallée’ ‘Passionnément’ ‘Morlet Estate’
2014 Cabernet Franc ‘Force de la Nature’


SPRING 2017
Going for Gold in the Pursuit of Harmony
In this issue we highlight a decade of our ‘La Proportion Dorée’ and showcase what makes this classic white Bordeaux-style blend from California so special.

Releasing:
2015 Chardonnays ‘Ma Douce’ ‘Ma Princesse’ ‘Coup de Cœur’
2015 Pinot Noirs ‘Côteaux Nobles’ ‘En Famille’ ‘Joli Cœur’
2015 Syrah ‘Bouquet Garni’
2015 Proprietary White Bordeaux-style Blend ‘La Proportion Dorée’
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Les Petits Morlet’


FALL 2016
A Winemaker’s Passion for the Craft of a Master Cooper
In this issue we provide insight into the labor of love that goes into skillfully crafting each French oak barrel.

Releasing:
2014 Syrah ‘Bouquet Garni’
2010 Library Vintage ‘La Proportion Dorée’
2013 Cabernet Sauvignons ‘Mon Chevalier’ ‘Cœur de Vallée’ ‘Passionnément’ ‘Morlet Estate’

SPRING 2016
Crazy for Chardonnay
In this issue we describe the features of the Fort-Ross Seaview and Russian River Valley vineyards and the special characteristics of our three Chardonnays.

Releasing:
2014 Chardonnays ‘Ma Douce’ ‘Ma Princesse’ ‘Coup de Cœur’
2014 Pinot Noirs ‘Côteaux Nobles’ ‘En Famille’ ‘Joli Cœur’
2014 Proprietary White Bordeaux-style Blend ‘La Proportion Dorée’
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Les Petits Morlet’
 
FALL 2015
‘Mon Chevalier’ A Majestic Site, Our Knight & Classic Cabernet
In this issue we describe our Knights Valley vineyard and the ‘Mon Chevalier’ Cabernet Sauvignon named in honor of our son, Paul.

Releasing:
2013 Syrah ‘Bouquet Garni’
2009 Library Vintage ‘La Proportion Dorée’
2013 Cabernet Sauvignons ‘Mon Chevalier’ ‘Cœur de Vallée’ ‘Passionnément’ ‘Morlet Estate’
2013 Cabernet Franc ‘Force de la Nature’
 
SPRING 2015
A Passion for Pinot
In this issue we explain the Fort Ross-Seaview vineyard and the unique attributes of each of our three Pinot Noirs.

Introducing ‘Les Petits Morlet’
We introduce our newest Cabernet Sauvignon named in honor of our children, Paul and Claire.

Releasing:
2013 Chardonnays ‘Ma Douce’ ‘Ma Princesse’ ‘Coup de Cœur’
2013 Pinot Noirs ‘Côteaux Nobles’ ‘En Famille’ ‘Joli Cœur’
2013 Proprietary White Bordeaux-style Blend ‘La Proportion Dorée’
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon ‘Les Petits Morlet’
 
FALL 2014
Behind the Names: A Love Story
In this issue we recount how Luc and Jodie first met and fell in love, how they created their own wine label, and the meaning behind the French names for 14 of their wines.

Releasing:
2012 Syrah ‘Bouquet Garni’
2008 Library Vintage ‘La Proportion Dorée’
2012 Cabernet Sauvignons ‘Mon Chevalier’ ‘Cœur de Vallée’ ‘Passionnément’ ‘Morlet Estate’
2012 Cabernet Franc ‘Force de la Nature’