Producer Gaylyn Fraiche & Morgon Beaujolais
Wines of the Night

2013 Domaine J. Chamonard Morgon ($29)

Flinty, herbal, and floral with bold fruit flavors. Structured yet light on its feet, and can age for 15-20 years. A real crowd-pleaser. Drinks beautifully now or ideal for cellaring.

Wine Scores

Ben: 83

Scott: 86

Tom: 84

Gaylyn: 83

2014 Domaine du Coulet Morgon ($18)

A single-vineyard release that comes from the granite soils known as gore, its inky purple/black color is followed by an extraordinary bouquet of cassis, beef blood, powdered rock and leather. Full-bodied, ripe, layered and silky, with fabulous integration, purity and length, it shows the vintage's supple, fruit-driven style, yet has ample concentration and depth. Give this beauty another 3-4 years and drink it through 2032.

Wine Scores

Ben: 86

Scott: 87

Tom: 86

Gaylyn: 86

2014 Domaine mee Godard Morgon ($27)

Vivid red. Fresh, mineral-tinged red berry and floral pastille scents pick up a smoky element with air. Pure and incisive, offering sappy raspberry and cherry flavors and a touch of lavender. Closes taut, stony and impressively long, with building sweetness and silky tannins lending grip.

Wine Scores

Ben: 88

Scott: 87

Tom: 87

Gaylyn: 85