Morlet Family Vineyards

Mon Chevalier Cabernet Sauvignon

9.2105 ratings
9.231 pro ratings
Knights Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Joe Lucca

One of the sexiest wines I’ve had in a while, and that’s saying something. Velvet smoking jacket cool. The nose is campfire, pen ink, toasty oak, briary berries, cherry cordial, freshly turned soil. The palate is a cacophony of flavors; rich and reduced red berries, blueberry pie, leather, warm spices, cedar, red and black currants, beef jerky, menthol, earthy minerals, charcoal smoke, river stones, fresh tobacco leaf, black plum skin. Says goodbye with a very firm handshake. Finish lasts for a solid 2 minutes. Took about a 4 hour decant to really strut its stuff. A relative baby; she’ll continue to evolve for another decade or two. Not quite ready for marriage; but right now is a great time to go for a spin with this fun, racy young woman. Thank you @David L for gifting this beauty. Wishing you and Kristen a very Happy Holiday Season.

One of the sexiest wines I’ve had in a while, and that’s saying something. Velvet smoking jacket cool. The nose is campfire, pen ink, toasty oak, briary berries, cherry cordial, freshly turned soil. The palate is a cacophony of flavors; rich and reduced red berries, blueberry pie, leather, warm spices, cedar, red and black currants, beef jerky, menthol, earthy minerals, charcoal smoke, river stones, fresh tobacco leaf, black plum skin. Says goodbye with a very firm handshake. Finish lasts for a solid 2 minutes. Took about a 4 hour decant to really strut its stuff. A relative baby; she’ll continue to evolve for another decade or two. Not quite ready for marriage; but right now is a great time to go for a spin with this fun, racy young woman. Thank you @David L for gifting this beauty. Wishing you and Kristen a very Happy Holiday Season.

Dec 22nd, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.4

On the nose; ripe, powerful, blackberries, spiced black plum, dark liqueured cherries, baked strawberries, mocha chocolate, dark chocolate, cinnamon, clove, vanilla, haunting blue fruits, river stones, crushed rocks, chocolate pudding, spice-box, fresh tobacco leaf, graphite, violet and fresh dark floral bouquet. The palate is just starting to nicely resolve. It’s thick, rich and powerful with dusty tannins. Dark currants, blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum, baked strawberries, boysenberries, blue fruits that come & go, mocha, dark chocolate, caramel, vanilla, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon stick, chocolate pudding, spice-box, graphite, fresh tobacco leaf, dark dry earth, stones, crushed rocks, dry herbs, spearmint, underbrush, violets & fresh dark florals, round acidity, big structure, long length, perfect tension, long, round, rich and very elegant long beautifully polished finish. It’s in its first year of good drinking with another 15 years plus of good drinking ahead. It has the potential for 2-3 more points with 5-8 more years in the bottle. Photos of their property and Owner/Winemaker Luc Morlet.

On the nose; ripe, powerful, blackberries, spiced black plum, dark liqueured cherries, baked strawberries, mocha chocolate, dark chocolate, cinnamon, clove, vanilla, haunting blue fruits, river stones, crushed rocks, chocolate pudding, spice-box, fresh tobacco leaf, graphite, violet and fresh dark floral bouquet. The palate is just starting to nicely resolve. It’s thick, rich and powerful with dusty tannins. Dark currants, blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, black plum, baked strawberries, boysenberries, blue fruits that come & go, mocha, dark chocolate, caramel, vanilla, nutmeg, clove, cinnamon stick, chocolate pudding, spice-box, graphite, fresh tobacco leaf, dark dry earth, stones, crushed rocks, dry herbs, spearmint, underbrush, violets & fresh dark florals, round acidity, big structure, long length, perfect tension, long, round, rich and very elegant long beautifully polished finish. It’s in its first year of good drinking with another 15 years plus of good drinking ahead. It has the potential for 2-3 more points with 5-8 more years in the bottle. Photos of their property and Owner/Winemaker Luc Morlet.

Dec 16th, 2017
Sommelara

A hard to get! Difícil de conseguir y muy delicioso!

A hard to get! Difícil de conseguir y muy delicioso!

Dec 4th, 2017
Christine Havens

My first Cabernet Sauvignon from Morlet Family Vinyards—I've only been lucky enough to taste and have been dazzled by their sublime Chardonnays. That said, the 2010 Mon Chevalier didn't disappoint, displaying classic Knight's Valley character, it's a treasure trove of cassis, black currants, incense and sandalwood, tar and menthol. Black pepper and spice box. The palate is a layered as the nose, with a dark-fruited succulent core framed in an understory of fine, mouthcoating tannins. 15.0% ABV

My first Cabernet Sauvignon from Morlet Family Vinyards—I've only been lucky enough to taste and have been dazzled by their sublime Chardonnays. That said, the 2010 Mon Chevalier didn't disappoint, displaying classic Knight's Valley character, it's a treasure trove of cassis, black currants, incense and sandalwood, tar and menthol. Black pepper and spice box. The palate is a layered as the nose, with a dark-fruited succulent core framed in an understory of fine, mouthcoating tannins. 15.0% ABV

Jul 31st, 2017
Tony Bellatto

Classic fruit. Big and Jammy. Tons of dark fruit and a touch of earth and mineral. Excellent.

Classic fruit. Big and Jammy. Tons of dark fruit and a touch of earth and mineral. Excellent.

1 person found it helpfulSep 16th, 2014
Nicholas Waguespack

Hannah's 2012 birthday dinner wine

Hannah's 2012 birthday dinner wine

1 person found it helpfulApr 5th, 2013
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.4

Big and extracted but brilliant in its style.

Big and extracted but brilliant in its style.

Jun 5th, 2017
Greg Koslosky

A little hot and over the top!

A little hot and over the top!

Aug 15th, 2015
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

8.6

Big and rich and balanced with great fruit and integration and great potential for some age. Nice nose, palate and finish. Mod long finish. Lovely.

Big and rich and balanced with great fruit and integration and great potential for some age. Nice nose, palate and finish. Mod long finish. Lovely.

Oct 7th, 2013
Mimi McLaughlin

Oh, Luc.

Oh, Luc.

Aug 4th, 2013