Located on the hillsides of Knights Valley near Calistoga, Mon Chevalier vineyard benefits from its proximity to Mount St. Helena.

After a maceration in 600 liter puncheons and in small capacity tanks, the wine ages in small French oak barrels in the cool caves for 16 months.
Propietary Name Mon Chevalier
Name Meaning My Knight
Named after our son, Paul Morlet
Varietal composition 86% Cabernet Sauvignon,
8% Cabernet Franc, 3% Merlot
2% Malbec and 1% Petit Verdot
Type of wine Vineyard designated
Appellation Knights Valley
Vineyard singularity Morlet Family Estate
1100-1200 feet elevation
Rhyolitic, loam & volcanic ash
Typical harvest date End of October
Picking Manual, small lugs, refer truck
Sorting Cluster by cluster, berry per berry
Fermentation Through native yeast
Tank and Puncheons
Upbringing 16 months
French oak from artisan coopers
Bottling Unfiltered
Cellaring time Decades
Serving Room temperature
Decanting recommended

Winemaker notes:

Located on the hillsides of Knights Valley, near Calistoga, this vineyard benefits from its proximity to Mount St. Helena, whose warm and windy climate is ideal for the long ripening of the Bordeaux red varietals. Handcrafted by using classical winemakingtechniques, this special wine is dedicated to our son, Paul Morlet.

Dark red with a hue of purple. Intense and complex bouquet of red, black and blue berries intermixed with notes of blueberries, minerals (graphite, wet river rocks) licorice, fresh blond tobacco and a hint of lavender. Full bodied, the palate is reminiscent of the nose, with a richly tannic yet round frame and a great intensity. The hillside tannins and the classical aromatic complexity create a harmonious ensemble, leading to a very long and elegant finish. Built to age for decades, this collectible wine opens up after a few years of cellaring and is particularly representative of this special vineyard from the hillside of Knights Valley. Mon Chevalier features the interaction of the loamy, well drained and rocky volcanic soil, the typical sunny mountain climate and the low-interventionistic Morlet winemaking approach.