* Full disclosure upfront: All notes below are from producers I am representing. I am highly biased, but they are good wines. Some of these wines were tasted several weeks ago and some very recently this month*
Domaine Passot Régnié 2013: Ruby red in color with aromas of raspberry, currants, apple , blackberry , cassis with spicy and mineral notes. Refined tannins and a long finish.
Domaine Passot Chiroubles 2013: floral nose of violets and peonys with notes of ripe red fruit and spices, soft tannins.
Domaine Passot Morgon 2013: Lovely, well structured, cherries, peaches, plums.
Domaine Matray Julienas Les Paquelets 2013:Garnet red, bright fruit, peaches and red fruits, structured tannins, maybe 3-4 years of good future. Incredible match for grilled tri-tip. At 12.5% , this is an easy wine to like
Domaine Matray Julienas Vielles Vignes 2013: Older vines and I am generally wary of Gamay with oak, but I genuinely liked this wine. It spent 10 months in oak barrels, full bodied wine deep garnet color and black fruit aromas including blackcurrant and blackberry, power and perfume.
Domaine Matray Saint Amour 2013: Supple, fruity, refreshing acidity. Easy food match.