Producer Gaylyn Fraiche & Morgon Beaujolais
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.
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.
2013 Domaine J. Chamonard Morgon ($29)
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.