Morgan

Hundred Acre Vineyard

Kayli Morgan Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Red and black berries up front. Very mild oak. Soft tannins. — 3 months ago

Marilea Campomizzi
with Marilea

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 years ago

Morgan

Double L Vineyard Syrah 2014

Very nice with the market salad at Paradise Pantry Ventura, CA Earthy on the meaty end of the Syrah spectrum — 4 years ago

Morgan

Carmel Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1989

From a Jero. Tawny reddish brown color. Nice old cab nose of black fruit, wood box, brown sugar, and earth. Fruit is fading but still present. Got better during the night with more air. Nice showing. I think the large format preserved this somewhat. — 5 years ago

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Morgan

Twelve Clones Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2019

Morgan makes a nice Pinot — a month ago

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Morgan

Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

Wow! Light and wonderful hints of fruit with a nice finish — 3 years ago

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Morgan

Double L Vineyard Riesling 2011

Lightly sweet. Great with poultry and fish. — 4 years ago

Hundred Acre Vineyard

Ark Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Kayli Morgan not Ark — 4 years ago

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Morgan

G 17 Santa Lucia Highlands Syrah 2018

Loved this Syrah. We paired it with chicken thighs roasted with lemon and green olives, served over a bed of sautéed spinach. — 2 years ago

Marcel Lapierre

Morgon Gamay 2014

David T
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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 years 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 L

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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! 🍷