White

2014 Morlet Family Vineyards La Proportion Dorée

Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Sonoma Coast
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Community Tasting Notes 56

  • Harry Cantrell wrote: 98 points

    October 9, 2021 - 2014 Morlet Proportion d’Oree. Pale yellow. Nose a candle wax, citrus, pear, vanilla. Taste was smooth, oily- in a good way. Citrus. I rated 98, RMP 100. I mentally voted most painfully overlooked wine of the tasting. Tasted atBWE DCconvention 2021 rule is never to bring a white to a mainly red crowd.

  • csimm1161 wrote: 95 points

    September 27, 2021 - The Sémillon component shows strong from this bottle, with a more serious tone and structure flanking the bruised yellow citrus and olive oil flavors. Kiwi and passion fruit notes bring freshness and energy to the delivery, as do floral and subtle grass strands, re-enlivening the senses and pushing the brightness through the full execution. Acidity seesaws with the more petrol-driven elements, as a brassy bead jets through the otherwise yellow-fruited core.

    Best served cold, this Proportion Doree maintains its supreme focus when a slight chill accompanies the more caramelized notes. A wine that can serve as both and invigorator and serious contemplator. Drink now or hold; there is plenty of drive to keep this going for many years (though you know I love my freshness and prefer grabbing that vigor sooner than later, for my preference).

  • sfwinelover1 Likes this wine: 94 points

    September 25, 2021 - My greatest day of wine (over)consumption. Ever. (Aaron and Tiffany's pad): Act 1, Scene 1 of the greatest wine drinking day of my life, this was supplied by CTer A_M, as I tried to *slowly* go through the greatest lineup since the '27 Yankees (or, for my contemporaries, the '98 Yankees). [NB: with this wine and the others with the exception of the Astralis, I don't know the decant/aeration backstories, but perhaps A_M or csimm, and dfcrutcher can add them for the wines they brought.] On the nose and palate, mostly sweet notes of orange blossom/honeysuckle, beeswax, a bit of stone fruit and the lightest touch of lemon curd adding just a touch of cut. Medium gold with a sliver of olive, medium+ bodied, thick legs. Light acidity, no heat. Good complexity, persistence and intensity. This CA White Bordeaux blends exudes sunniness and exuberance, with just enough structure to keep it from being soft. Absolutely delightful, but be forewarned; I'd not call it either light or refreshing in any way. This is perfectly executed for its sense of place, but with its creamy texture, it's enveloping, not lithe, skewing sweet, not savory, and while my familiarity with White Bordeaux can be charitably described as not great, a bit more of those qualities would have, for this drinker, been welcome. Still, along with Helen Keplinger's Rhone Blend (at a ridiculously lower price point, btw), and subject to the fact that, unlike, say a Spottswoode SB, which I could drink damn near all the time but I'd rate below this, this is my favorite non-CA white. Had with minimal food, but this strikes me as better on its own. In a great window and I don't have familiarity with how this ages (I'd previously just had a sip of the '13, and that was when that bottling was young), but if anyone is taking bets on the longevity of this vs. a Haut Brion Blanc, I'm all in on the HBB. 94, but I could easily see this being several points higher if the style is your jam.

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  • AaronMaxwell wrote: flawed

    September 12, 2021 - I must have not opened a good bottle. I purchased 4 via K&L auction, and this was my first bottle.

    It wasn't corked, but it wasn't good at all. I did smell kiwi and stonefruit on the nose, but the taste was completely unstructured and had a somewhat bitter finish. Not at all what I was expecting.

    I'll open another one soon and report back if this was a one-off.

  • silhouette88 Likes this wine: 91 points

    July 4, 2021 - On the nose—menthol, tropical fruit, melon, pineapple.
    On the mouth—lemon, butter, minerals, salt water, medium long acidity and finish, with some savory notes. Paired with a melon, fig, prosciutto and burrata salad. Went nicely with but not so much with a stinky brie cheese. I can see this pairing well with a savory dish like roast chicken or sea bass. It also paired nicely with cherries. 91-92

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2014
  • Type White
  • Producer Morlet Family Vineyards
  • Varietal Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend
  • Designation La Proportion Dorée
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma Coast

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 13 (1%)
  • In Cellars 1,500 (60%)
  • Consumed 997 (40%)

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Community Recommendations

cheese fondue (?), on its own

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