Chénas, Beaujolais

Famille Dutraive

Lieu dit en Papolet Chénas Red Blend 2018

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9.3

Shimmering magenta. Expressive red/blue fruit and licorice aromas show excellent clarity and pick up mineral and exotic spice flourishes as the wine opens up. Broad and fleshy on entry, offers concentrated boysenberry, bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors that tighten up and become sweeter with air. The blue floral note carries strongly through an impressively long, focused finish that's shaped by smooth, harmonious tannins. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, October 2019) — a month ago

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Domaine des Terres Dorées (Jean-Paul Brun)

Morgon Gamay 2017

High acid and crunchy berry fruit, but there’s a great deal more. Spice-accented aromas with a violet-like florality. Outstanding framing and depth, with a great sense of finesse on the palate. The minerality and elegance are wonderful. I love Jean-Paul Brun’s wines more all the time. This is one of his finest. — 11 days ago

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Laurent Perrachon

Corcelette Morgon Gamay

Alder Yarrow
9.4

This is simply a gorgeous wine. sappy berry and fresh herbal savoriness welded to a wonderfully mineral backbone. — 7 days ago

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Jean Foillard

Cuvée 3.14 Morgon Gamay 2014

Lots of jammy cherry, berry fruits with sweet spices, violets & a silky texture. — 6 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Nice, have this but letting it slumber.
Ron Siegel

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Will definitely benefit with more time in the cellar. Cheers!

Marcel Lapierre

Cuvée Mathieu Morgon Gamay 2015

David T
9.3

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Beautiful dark & mid red fruits with floral heaven. Both this wines are a yin & yang heaven with this dish.

Stupendous flavors built into this dish by Chef Hedy. Richness with great seasoning.


If you live in & around the greater Bay Area, you owe to yourself to attend one of the dinners Hedy holds 4-5 times a year. Not only is the food amongst the very best we had, the people that attend and environment are as equally good. Find Hedy @Plate&Bottle
— 5 days ago

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Domaine De La Grand'Cour (Jean-Louis Dutraive)

Lieux-dits "La Grand'Cour - Les Déduits" Fleurie Gamay 2017

Light ruby color. Garnet secondary hues. Hazy. Fresh bing cherries and strawberries on the nose alongside ripe watermelon, bubblegum, ginger, and delicate lily and lilac notes. A bouquet of sweet aromas in the nose. Medium acidity on the palate. Nice structure. Very light body. 2017 vintage. 12.5% ABV. Gamay. #fleurie #crudubeaujolais #domainedelagrandcour #carbonicmaceration #gamay #gamayzing — 13 days ago

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Stuart Scheff

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Like the # Gamayzing
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@Stuart Scheff can’t claim to have originated it, but it’s a good one ☝️

Domaine Des Nugues

Beaujolais-Villages Gamay 2017

a little closed at first, after aeration of an hour and a half, there were many good surprises. gourmand, light, fruity, as one would expect from a gamay of Beaujolais. there are also some full-bodied surprises, which tend towards caramel and black fruits. it is an appreciable specificity for this type of wine. sip after sip, this wine distils nuance and character. Very well done, very good value for money. (11€ ) — 18 days ago

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Domaine Saint Cyr

Les Journets Chénas Gamay 2017

Delicious Cru Beaujolais at Shakespeare in the Park tonight. Mineral notes with juicy red fruits. Among the best of the new arrivals for Fall. — a month ago

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Stephane Aviron

Chenas Vieilles Vignes Gamay 2016

H C
9.0

Earthy first sip. Opened up to some fruit and some floral. Not as fruity as others. — a month ago

Clos De La Roilette

Vendange Tardive Fleurie Gamay 2018

The Tardive really is an uptick in depth though this is such kick ass Beaujolais I’ve always felt it deserves its own category (Kick A- Beaujo). Black cherries, but seriously black, oodles of fruit but it’s the minerality & acid that sets it apart, along w the depth. Medium bodied, taut( not tight somehow). Ribena with cracked black pepper nose. Blind tasting w friends but guessed to be every region but Beaujo. If I remember the history right, this is more of a Moulin Vent property, so makes some sense it has such gravitas- which is what it is, a joyous wine with gravitas. Dressner importer. Oh, and it’s ok to try now, it’s not infanticide. 25$ on sale- that’s just stupid. — 17 days ago

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Love this producer. Alain's wines will definitely benefit with time 😂