By Kevin Keith
Luc Morlet gained notoriety as the winemaker for famed California winery Peter Michael, and was of such instant renown that winery owner Sir Peter Michael has allowed Luc the ability to spread his wings and be involved in many other projects - something Sir Peter had not done with previous winemakers. Since 2006 Luc has been primarily concerned with his eponymously-named winery, Morlet Family, as well as continuing as consulting winemaker to Peter Michael, and also Bure Family Wines, Staglin, and Cabaud. At Morlet Family Vineyards, Luc and his wife Jodie craft wines that pay endearing respect to Luc’s family roots in France, all while maintaining varietal integrity and expressing the character and nuance of the New World.
There is an inherent love story lurking beneath the labels of these wines, a poetry that ebbs and flows much like the verse and timbre of Pablo Neruda’s work, that passionate embrace that washes all else from the world, drowning one’s soul in love, the mind dizzy, the heart pounding, lungs filling up with something more enrapturing than mere oxygen. My fellow travellers, you have been warned.