You might recognize Luc Morlet as the winemaker responsible for our #1 Wine of 2018, which was the 2013 Cabaud Benedictions. Unless you read our emails, you might NOT be familiar with finding a Luc-Morlet-made-wine for under $100.  Luc is one of the world’s greatest winemakers and I would estimate that most of his wines range in the $165-$300/btl range.  Under his Morlet Label, Luc has garnered multiple perfect 100-Point ratings and his wines reign supreme amidst Napa Valley Cult Wines… Wine Spectator rated the Overall 2012 Vintage in Napa Valley 96 Points and Superb! Here’s a Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley aged to perfection: DRINK NOW.

Winemaker Luc Morlet Notes:Displaying a very intense bouquet of black currant, candied red and black cherries and mocha, intermixed with hints of blond tobacco leaves and earthy notes of leather and toasted red pepper. This wine possesses youthful, yet sweet tannins and is characterized by its overall richness, suave character and approachability.”


Wine has always been a way of life for Luc Morlet. Born in France to a fifth-generation winegrower family, Luc grew up working on his family’s domaine, Pierre Morlet & Fils, in Champagne. After Luc earned Master Degrees in both Viticulture & Enology, he perfected his skills making Bordeaux style wines, under the guidance of consultant Jacques Boissenot… (World-Renowned Boissenot flourished in Bordeaux’s Médoc region, including first-growths Latour, Lafite Rothschild, Mouton-Rothschild and Margaux.) …In the mid-90’s Luc married Jodie his American Sweetheart he met in Napa Valley, when he first crafted the highly-regarded the Newton Unfiltered Chardonnay. In 1996 Luc replaced John Kongsgaard as winemaker at Newton Cellars through 2000. In 2001 Luc joined Peter Michael Winery continuing the legacy of Helen Turley and Mark Abuert. Crafting Peter Michael from 2001 through 2005, Luc solidified himself as one of the most talented and accomplished winemakers in the world.

In 2006 Luc and his wife Jodie embarked on with their own label Morlet, crafting wines in limited quantities, sourced from unique vineyards of Napa Valley and Sonoma County.  His 2012 Les Petits Morlet Cabernet arose from younger vines grown on many of the properties that Luc works with.  Like many great 2012 Cabernets, the aromas are deep and hedonistic, and on the palate the wine is supple, complete and full of complexities.

Winemaker Luc Morlet
Winemaker Luc Morlet with his father working on his family’s domaine, Pierre Morlet & Fils, in Champagne