Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2018

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136 | MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS V ISIT u S AT MORRELLWINE .c OM cALL 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) Ne W Wo R l D F rom their esteemed m onte Bello vineyard, Ridge produces the m onte Bello Cabernet and Chardonnay, two wines that win the hearts of critics and consumers alike. However, as popularity has soared, so have the prices, and with the wine-lover in mind, the team at Ridge decided it was time to rethink their entry-level Cabernet and Chardonnay, which were once sourced from locations throughout Santa Cruz. As a result, the fruit for the Ridge e state Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay is now sourced entirely from the m onte Bello vineyard, (The same source as their flagship m onte Bello) but from blocks that they felt yielded fruit that would create wines with more youthful appeal. Think of them as a Baby m onte Bellos, which Ridge could easily price to compete with $100+ Napa wines, but instead they continue to keep the price fair. In doing so, Ridge has created a cult-like following for both wines, and all you need to do is taste them to see why–the value is unbelievable. ✦ Ridge e state Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 JS 95 » $60 "I love the nose to this wine… Full-bodied, with super refined tannins and a long gorgeous finish..." James Suckling (1703302) Ridge e state Chardonnay 2016 VM 93 » $55 "The 2016 Chardonnay Estate is gorgeous. Rich, deep and pliant, the 2016 is endowed with serious structure and textural resonance..." Antonio Galloni (1753335) F ROM a "P R e- iN du STR ia L " Ti M e No other winery in Santa Cruz can attest to such a long and consistently successful history as Ridge Vineyards. Their success is largely the result of a commitment to quality–not just producing wines that will sell, but instead producing natural (or, as Ridge prefers to call them, "pre-industrial") wines that will leave an impact.

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