The Cabernet Franc vines grow
in the gravelly soil with Mount
St. John in the far distance.

Gaston Morlet’s spirit remains
a force behind generations of
our family’s passion for
growing grapes and making
the best wines possible.
Propietary Name Force de la Nature
Name Meaning Force of Nature
Varietal composition Cabernet Franc
Type of wine Vineyard designated
Appellation Oakville, Napa Valley
Vineyard singularity Morlet Family ‘Cœur de Vallée’ Vineyard
Bale soils, loamy topsoil on loamy & clay-loamy subsoils
Typical harvest date October
Picking Manual, small lugs, refer truck
Sorting Cluster by cluster,
berry per berry
Fermentation Through native yeast.
Punch downs
Tank and Puncheons
Upbringing 16 months
French oak from artisan coopers
Bottling Unfiltered
Cellaring time 10+ years
Serving Room temperature
Decanting recommended

Winemaker notes:

This wine captures the strong, rich and dense character of the Cabernet Franc grapes from our vineyard in the world-renowned Oakville appellation. Bottled only during outstanding vintages, this massive wine pays homage to Luc’s great-grandfather, Gaston Morlet, who had a reputation for being a force of nature in his native Avenay-Val-D’Or. His pioneering spirit remains one of the forces behind our family’s passion for making the best wines possible. Crafted from 100% Cabernet Franc grapes, this wine truly is a ‘Force of Nature’ or ‘Force de la Nature.’

Winemaker Notes: Dark red with a hue of purple. Intense and complex bouquet of mocha, toasted coffee bean and freshly cracked black pepper. The palate is reminiscent of the nose, intermixed with notes of black raspberries, scorched earth and forest floor. Full-bodied with a massive tannic structure, this one-of-a-kind stunner is meant to be cellared and will age gracefully for many decades.