Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2018

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xxx | 127 MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS V ISIT u S AT MORRELLWINE .c OM cALL 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) T his didn't happen overnight. In fact, the entire vineyard that feeds Dominus was reorganized and replanted over the last three decades to take better advantage of the varieties, expositions and spacing that would best express this esteemed terroir. The introduction of Tod m ostero as vineyard manager and winemaker was another big step in the right direction. In tasting Dominus over the course of many vintages, it quickly becomes apparent that it has been a work in progress for Christian since day one. This is in no way an insult to the vintages of the past, but instead an observation of evolution, as Dominus has transformed over time to fulfill Christian's dream of a perfect wine. With the 2015 vintage, we have witnessed Christian's success first hand, with a perfect 100 point score firmly in place from the Wine Advocate. However, we doubt this means that Christian will be putting away his pruning shears and resting on his laurels–this is a man driven to constantly improve upon perfection. ✦ d ominus e state Napa Valley 2015 W a 100 » $295 "... Leaps from the glass… the palate has incredible energy and vivacity, with the firm, pixelated tannins and lively backbone skillfully framing the muscular fruit, finishing with wonderful length and depth." Lisa Perrotti- Brown (1704508) d ominus e state Napa Valley 2014 JS 98 » $235 "...Sexy and subtle austerity. Alluring. Very approachable now but better in 2021." James Suckling (1704446) iMPROV i NG uPON Pe RF e CT i ON Christian Moueix's approach to creating wines of stature and longevity in Napa's fertile and warm climate wasn't always as popular as it is today. i t started with his search for the perfect piece of land where he could realize his dream of creating a Napa Valley Cabernet to rival the First Growths of Bordeaux.

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