Morlet Family Vineyards

Mon Chevalier Cabernet Sauvignon

8.913 ratings
9.02 pro ratings
Knights Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
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
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
Wade Faerber

Great fruit with persistent rich tannins

Great fruit with persistent rich tannins

Mar 3rd, 2018
Janet Ross

This is my Hurricane Harvey wine. After being housebound by flooding for 6 days I decided to open this gem from Morlet which shows all the classic Knight's Valley character I love. It is a treasure of cassis, black currants, incense and sandalwood, tar and menthol. Black pepper and spice box. The palate is a layered as is the nose, with a succulentdark fruit core framed with understated, fine,, mouthcoating tannins. 15.0% alcohol

This is my Hurricane Harvey wine. After being housebound by flooding for 6 days I decided to open this gem from Morlet which shows all the classic Knight's Valley character I love. It is a treasure of cassis, black currants, incense and sandalwood, tar and menthol. Black pepper and spice box. The palate is a layered as is the nose, with a succulentdark fruit core framed with understated, fine,, mouthcoating tannins. 15.0% alcohol

Sep 1st, 2017
Jim Trobaugh

This rocks!

This rocks!

Feb 11th, 2016
Porter Stansberry

Kinda a hot mess... But I get lots of fruit without any elegance or structure. It is long on the palate. And it does drink well with fatty food... Which means it's still pretty good ... But it lacks ... It's not worth what I paid for it.

Kinda a hot mess... But I get lots of fruit without any elegance or structure. It is long on the palate. And it does drink well with fatty food... Which means it's still pretty good ... But it lacks ... It's not worth what I paid for it.

Oct 31st, 2015
John Schlechter

2010 vintage big jammy balanced tannins beautiful wine

2010 vintage big jammy balanced tannins beautiful wine

Sep 9th, 2015
Brian Messineo

One hot mess. Drank over several days and no improvement. Lots of heat on the finish with no fruit to speak of.

One hot mess. Drank over several days and no improvement. Lots of heat on the finish with no fruit to speak of.

Feb 3rd, 2015
David Schoonover

David had this 4 years ago

David had this 4 years ago

Feb 13th, 2016
Jim Trobaugh

Jim had this 4 years ago

Jim had this 4 years ago

Dec 31st, 2015