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.
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.
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.