With 13% alcohol, and what is over the hill for most Beaujolais, the 2011 Morgon, a Cru Beaujolais, cost under $14 then and scored a nice 15+ points on the Dionysian scale. They’re still great buys!

Complex cherry and strawberry notes with some mineral and even spice, the Domaine des Versauds Morgon from George Duboeuf proves that well made Beaujolais ages well. MADE FROM THE GAMAY GRAPE; IT HAS MANY TRAITS OF PINOT NOIR. Morgon is one of three of the ten Grand Cru examples that can easily age a decade. Look up the list of ten.

Paired with tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches with rhy bread. WOW.

The quality from George Duboeuf wines is remarkable. There is never any bad wine. His son now runs the company and has even higher standards. Seek some out for summer BYOB’s and yard parties. In Vino Veritas.