Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2018

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| 145 MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS V ISIT u S AT MORRELLWINE .c OM cALL 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) a long with winemaker, Kevin Fox, Dave has brought us a selection of ancient-vine bottlings under the name The Crane Assembly, Crane being the name of the man who planted this vineyard over 130 years ago. This blend of 56% Zinfandel, 27% Petite Sirah, and 17% m erlot hails from the G.B. Crane vineyard in St. Helena, where these gnarled, old- vines grow in gravel-rich soils. With a production of only 750 cases, The Crane Assembly e l Coco is not only one of the most unique wines being made in Napa v alley, it's also one of the most limited. It's like tasting a piece of History. ✦ The Crane a ssembly G. B. Crane e l Coco ( z infandel Blend) 2016 VM 94 » $80 "...Dark, enveloping and beautifully textured, the 2016 hits all the right notes. All the elements are wonderfully fused together." Antonio Galloni (1712208) Na P a' S M OST uN i Q ue– a N d Li M i T ed Finding a vineyard in Napa Valley that was planted as far back as 1885 may seem impossible, but that's exactly what d ave Phinney (known for creating Orin Swift) did.

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