Pierre Morlet

1 (707) 967-8690 The Morlet Selection 818 Chiles Avenue
St. Helena, CA 94574
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The origins of the Morlet family in the Champagne region of France are difficult to precisely retrace. It is certain, though, that the Morlet family has been cultivating vineyards in Avenay-Val-d'Or since the early 1800's. Although the family always made its own wine, the majority of the grape production was sold to the Grandes Maisons of Champagne. At that time, the market for selling grapes was poor. In order to supplement the family's income, Auguste Morlet, an orphan from an impoverished background, worked as a gardener. In addition, he planted, in between his own grape vines, vegetables that he sold each year at the weekly farmers market. It was one of Auguste's sons, Gaston Morlet, who is truly the founder of Champagne Pierre Morlet. Throughout the ups and downs of nature, wars, famines, and economical hardships, Gaston focused the activities of the family toward viticulture, becoming the family's exclusive occupation. They eventually created their own label, and began making their own wines. Read more »

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    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Perhaps we could use a place to share recent purchases...Here are some '12 Burlotto Langhe Nebbiolo, which came highly recommended from a trusted friend who just got back from a month in Italy. I'm not seeing many available in the States quite yet, but was happy to find these locally. Read More

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  • Morlet Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Mon Chevalier 2009

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  • Pierre Morlet Champagne Blend Champagne Millésimé 2000

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  • Morlet Pinot Noir Joli Coeur 2007

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  • Trying to decide what bottle of wine to bring for Thanksgiving this year, could use a few suggestions. Pretty much the normal Thanksgiving dishes i.e. Turkey, stuffing, potatoes, the usual. I'm thinking a Zinfandel would be the way to go, open to all comments.Thanks! Read More

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  • Graacher Domprobst Ba Willi Schaefer 2005

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  • Hello! Stumbled upon this site the other day and dove right in. Really enjoying reading tasting reviews out there and seeing what other people have to say about some of my favorite wines.Heres one for you - what are you serving for Thanksgiving? Read More

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  • Since this subject never gets discussed on Snooth, I'm throwing out a challenge regarding New World sparkling wines. What are the sparkling wines we've found from the New World that are as good as, or in many cases better than large batches of the Champagnes, Proseccos, Cavas, etc. from Europe? I'm most familiar with the offerings from Californi... Read More

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