This small retrospective looks at the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignons from Napa Valley’s Luc Morlet. Coming from a cool, wet, certainly more difficult vintage, at least by California standards, these 2011s nevertheless show incredibly complex, layered, elegant profiles that would pass undetected in a blind lineup of top Bordeaux. While they don’t have that classic Northern California sexy opulence, these are beautifully balanced wines that have shed their baby fat and are drinking wonderfully today. They also have another decade or more of prime drinking ahead. If you have these in your cellar, don’t be afraid to open bottles.

By Jeb Dunnuck
Founder & Wine Critic
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