Maison l’Envoye Moulin a Vent 16

Maison l'envoye Moulin a Vent

Deep red cherry and raspberry fruits with a peppercorn, dried thyme and orange rind gift wrap. Medium/light bodied on the red wine scale, full bodied on the Gamay scale, which is due to the 60 year old vines and the natural “bigness” of Moulin-a-Vent relative to the other Beaujolais crus. Showing intense berry fruits with […]

Guillaume Durdilly Chenas Grands Rouvres 16

Guillaume Durdilly Chenas 16

Pretty, bright red raspberries and wild cherries laced with red and pink roses, pink peppercorns and coriander. Ample, friendly, bright berry and dark citrus flavors, dances on the tongue, fine tannins along the gums. Overall this is super-friendly Beaujolais with character and good guts. For around $20, this is just about perfect for what it […]

GRYPHEES Moulin A Vent 2016

Gryphees Moulin a Vent

Deep ruby, brilliant color prepares you for the rich, juicy and (relatively) powerful wine that is to come. Smell and taste ripe, dark red cherries and blueberries, violets, white pepper and black tea. A whisper of rocky-earth gives notice on the 20 second finish, along with more fruit. Medium acidity and tannins. Structured and, while […]

LASSAGNE Julienas 2014

Lassagne Julienas

An earth-driven, savory Cru Beaujolais. Not an unusual style in Beaujolais, but not what the casual wine drinker expects from here or from the Gamay grape in general. Think earthy Pinot Noir right off the bat and you’ll be ready for this delicious, intriguing wine. Smell and taste hard cherry candies, dry herbs, black tea, […]

B. KOSUGE Gamay 16

Delicious Gamay from the very talented and thoughtful Byron Kusuge. From a tiny block of Gamay within the vineyard he sources for his excellent “The Shop” Pinot Noir. The Gamay is medium/light (I’d say hearty for Gamay) with dark red plum, pomegranate, dried violet and pink peppercorn flavors. It reminds me of quality Beaujolais from […]