Morgan

Hundred Acre Vineyard

Kayli Morgan Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

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Morgan

Monterey Sauvignon Blanc 2016

The pale golden wine shows the oak fairly well, and offers a nose that shows an earthy twist on the expected grassiness. In fact, most Cali SauvBlancs I find are rather fruity smelling. This one has plenty of character. The mouthfeel is quite weighty for the variety, and has savory edges which frame the fruit perfectly. This is not a simple sipper or salad wine. It has gravitas and complexity. — 4 months ago

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Bedrock Wine Co.

Old Vine California Zinfandel 2017

Coming soon to Destinations Wine Bar...made by Morgan Twain-Peterson MW, son of Joel Peterson of Once and Future (the guy who started Ravenswood) - come in to see Doug and Eric and have some Bedrock! — 6 days ago

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Let me know next time you go! @Matt Trader
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On my list @shagbarkrva

Morgan

Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2015

Fresh and fruity with zinging acidity. — 4 months ago

Château de Pizay

Morgon Gamay 2016

Like slightly funky strawberry preserves. Very tasty and quite rich but not quite what I expect from a Morgan — 4 months ago

Morgan

Highland Santa Lucia Highlands Chardonnay 2012

Lemon, peach, vanilla. Reminds me of a really good lemon meringue pie. Good finish. Very pleasant, enjoyable wine. — 5 months ago

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Michel Guignier

Bio Tradition Morgon Gamay 2017

Beautiful Morgan. Strawberry, a little natty, summer in a glass. — a month ago

Morgan

Cotes du Crow's Grenache Syrah

Crispy tang with enough complexity that it makes you feel like you’re getting away with something. Sounds like a Japanese pop group. — 2 months ago

Marcel Lapierre

Morgon Gamay 2014

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If you want to impress a Somm with a bottle of wine, bring a Grand Cru Gamay. I hate using the term Beaujolais. It gives a lot of people the lesser impression of Beaujolais Nouveau which, equates to the impression left by Blue Nun in the 70’s/early 80’s and Yellow Tail in and around 2000.

This is one of my favorite producers of Gamay, a member of the “Gang of Four”; Lapierre, Thevenet, Foillard & Breton. There is a fifth honoree member to the “Gang of Four”, Yvon Metras, who I enjoy equally. If you want to finally appreciate this varietal, look for one of these producers from Morgan or Fleurie.

The nose reveals; dark cherries, blackberries, dark plum, stewed plum, baked strawberries, blueberry hues, spearmint, granitic minerals/soil, dark berry cola, thyme, rich forest floor, touch of cinnamon, very light caramel, dark chocolate, Indian spices, berry bubblegum, touch of band-aid, steeped fruit teas, limestone minerals, a whiff of black pepper, dark red, purple fresh flowers with shades of violets.

The body is full, rich and guides over the palate. It shows some tannins. The structure & tension are still big. The length and balance are at the beginnings of truly rounding into butterfly form. Still will benefit from 5 plus years in bottle. Bright red florals are far more pronounced on the palate. Ripe/bright; dark tart cherries, blackberries, dark plum, stewed plum, baked strawberries, half baked rhubarb with lovely blueberry hues, blood orange & dry raisins. Spearmint, tree sap, granitic minerals/soil pressed in to the palate, dark berry cola, orange peel, thyme, rich forest floor, touch of cinnamon, very light caramel, dark chocolate, Indian spices, berry bubblegum, touch of band-aid, steeped fruit teas, limestone minerals, hints of black pepper, dark red, purple fresh flowers with shades of violets. The acidity is like a warm summer rain shower. The long, rich, ripe, well balanced, elegant finish is nicely persistent for minutes.

12% ABV 👍

Photos of; Domaine Marcel Lapierre, Marcel Lapierre (may he RIP-2010), Marcel’s son and current Winemaker-Matheiu Lapierre and their Morgan Vineyard.
— 4 months ago

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@Dawn Emory Hold it a couple/three years, so much rounder/softer & complex. Yes, I thought as I was writing that, I am really dating myself. 😉
Ming Liang

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My experience with Cru Beaujolais has been so so. Will look for the bottles from the producers you mentioned.
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@Ming Liang I would never say a wine or varietal is for everyone. However, I think, if you give a few of the high quality producers (of said varietal) a try after letting them resolve in bottle awhile, then, it’s fair to say, “meh, not for me!” Look forward to your thoughts when you try one or two. Cheers! 🍷