Crafted with passionate, uncompromised pursuit of quality, this wine ages in small French oak barrels in the cool caves for 16 months.

This special wine is dedicated to my wife, Jodie Morlet. As the French say, “Je t’aime, un peu, beaucoup, Passionnément!.”
Propietary Name Passionnément
Name Meaning Passionately
Named after Luc’s wife, Jodie
Varietal composition Cabernet Sauvignon
Type of wine Cuvée selection
Appellation Oakville, Napa Valley
Vineyard singularity Oakville bench
Typical harvest date October
Picking Manual, small lugs, refer truck
Sorting Cluster by cluster, berry per berry
Fermentation Through native yeast.
Punch downs
Tank and Puncheons
Upbringing 16 months
French oak from artisan coopers
Bottling Unfiltered
Cellaring time 10 years
Serving Room temperature
Decanting recommended

Winemaker notes:

Crafted with the passionate, uncompromised & ongoing pursuit of quality, this judicious blend draws on only the finest barrels featuring the close interaction of beautiful vineyards located on the Oakville bench of Napa Valley and our manicured vineyards on the foothills of Knights Valley and St. Helena. As the French say, “Je t’aime, un peu, beaucoup, passionnément!” (I love you, a little, a lot, passionately!) Handcrafted by using classical winemaking techniques, this special wine is dedicated to my wife, Jodie Morlet.

Dark purple. Intense and complex bouquet of red, black and blue berries intermixed with notes of blueberries, Crème de Cassis, plum, cedar and a hint of cedar and cigar box. Full bodied, the palate is reminiscent of the nose, with a creamy texture and a great intensity. The luscious tannins, the intense aromatic complexity and its opulence create a flamboyant yet harmonious ensemble, leading to a very long, complex and smooth finish. This early charming and collectible wine represents the passionate, uncompromised and on-going pursuit of quality. Passionnement features the close interaction of both bench and hillside manicured vineyards, Morlet winemaking style and the very best of what Napa Valley and Knights Valley have to offer. It is simply the ‘ne plus ultra’ of the Morlet wine production.