Morlet Family Vineyards

Coeur de Vallée Cabernet Sauvignon

9.316 ratings
9.46 pro ratings
Oakville, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.5

After visiting here last Fall, and leaving with more wine than any other visit (mostly due to their incredible white wines), this has been a fun wine to follow. This is my second to enjoy, and I think I have one left. For a 2014, this was pretty tightly coiled.

76 cab/24 cab franc. Love those percentages, especially from To Kalon. It certainly sports the classical powerful To Kalon flair with dominant black cherry and plenty of fragrant aromatics of violets and potpourri. Even after a few hours of bottle air, this remained tannic and slightly unyielding (very uncommon for 2014 valley floor Napa). At the end of the evening, it gave way to sweet pipe tobacco, black currant, dark spiced red fruits, and savory herbs. Hard to deny the powerful black cherry core that To Kalon normally sports. I’d hold for another 5yrs or decant 3+ hrs.

After visiting here last Fall, and leaving with more wine than any other visit (mostly due to their incredible white wines), this has been a fun wine to follow. This is my second to enjoy, and I think I have one left. For a 2014, this was pretty tightly coiled.

76 cab/24 cab franc. Love those percentages, especially from To Kalon. It certainly sports the classical powerful To Kalon flair with dominant black cherry and plenty of fragrant aromatics of violets and potpourri. Even after a few hours of bottle air, this remained tannic and slightly unyielding (very uncommon for 2014 valley floor Napa). At the end of the evening, it gave way to sweet pipe tobacco, black currant, dark spiced red fruits, and savory herbs. Hard to deny the powerful black cherry core that To Kalon normally sports. I’d hold for another 5yrs or decant 3+ hrs.

Aug 5th, 2022
Mike R
9.4

😁😃😊

😁😃😊

Oct 20th, 2021
Mono Head

Quite a fruit bomb, vanilla. It’s well balanced but too much fruit for me. 9.1+

Quite a fruit bomb, vanilla. It’s well balanced but too much fruit for me. 9.1+

Nov 13th, 2021
James Pendergrass

Herbaceous and full body. Delightful.

Herbaceous and full body. Delightful.

May 6th, 2021
E & K G

Weekend T-bone night needs a big red to match. The alcohol felt a tad strong here and this could still use another couple years to settle. Elegant yet powerful fruit and you get some mocha notes too as the wines gets more air. I usually wait 5yrs for a Morlet but could be more patient here.

Weekend T-bone night needs a big red to match. The alcohol felt a tad strong here and this could still use another couple years to settle. Elegant yet powerful fruit and you get some mocha notes too as the wines gets more air. I usually wait 5yrs for a Morlet but could be more patient here.

Jan 9th, 2020
Stanislav Lobanov

16.5/20 (91/100) Красивый аромат с нотами яблока, спелых ягод черешни, чёрных слив, ежевики, бальзамика и шоколада. Нет ни «вареных» тонов ни «джемовых». Тельное с довольно высокой кислотностью и интенсивными, обволакивающими танинами. Очень хорошо, впрочем, комплексности не хватает. Наверное, стоит с этим вином пару лет подождать. #dfwe2018

16.5/20 (91/100) Красивый аромат с нотами яблока, спелых ягод черешни, чёрных слив, ежевики, бальзамика и шоколада. Нет ни «вареных» тонов ни «джемовых». Тельное с довольно высокой кислотностью и интенсивными, обволакивающими танинами. Очень хорошо, впрочем, комплексности не хватает. Наверное, стоит с этим вином пару лет подождать. #dfwe2018

Dec 26th, 2018
Evan Shumway

Evan had this 3 years ago

Evan had this 3 years ago

Feb 21st, 2020
Joshua Fisher

Joshua had this 4 years ago

Joshua had this 4 years ago

Jun 12th, 2018
Kurt-Inge Eklund

Kurt-Inge had this 4 years ago

Kurt-Inge had this 4 years ago

Apr 7th, 2018
KT
9.5

KT had this a year ago

KT had this a year ago

Oct 30th, 2021