Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2018

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xxx 144 | MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS V ISIT u S AT MORRELLWINE .c OM cALL 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) T H i NK i NG Ou TS ide T H e B O x a fter five years of growing fruit for the likes of Saxum and L' a venture wines, e ric and Lisa Jensen decided that it was time to start bottling on their own. With their first vintage in 2005, it wasn't long before Booker began to receive major acclaim. F or e ric and l isa, it isn't about creating a copy of the same high- scoring wine vintage after vintage, but instead producing the best possible expressions that the vintage has to offer. As a result, the portfolio often changes, as does the mix of varieties and names of the wines. With the 2016 vintage, it is undoubtedly the Cabernet driven, " m y Favorite Neighbor" that is stealing the hearts of everyone who's tasted it. o riginally named in honor of e ric's favorite neighbor and mentor, Stephan Asseo of l 'Aventure, m y Favorite Neighbor has gone on to become a tribute wine in each passing vintage. With the acclaim that Booker, m y Favorite Neighbor, and the vintage are receiving, plus the remarkably fair price, it's sure to make a lot of collectors very happy. ✦ Booker My Favorite Neighbor Paso Robles 2016 J d 95–97 » $80 "One of the leaders of the Paso wine scene is undoubtedly Eric Jensen's Booker Vineyard..." Jeb Dunnuck (1712206)

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