Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2018

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| 151 MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS V ISIT u S AT MORRELLWINE .c OM cALL 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) N e W W o R l D : W ASHINGT o N S TAT e Leadi NG T H e C H a RG e G reg Harrington of Gramercy Cellars has quickly gone from following his passion to becoming an industry leader in the Washington State wine scene. Having earned the prestigious title of m aster Sommelier at the young age of 26, Greg's experience in restaurants overseeing the wine programs for many of the top names in the country propelled him to follow his dreams of winemaking. He found his new home in Washington State, producing a selection of Rhone varieties and Cabernet Sauvignon. While the Cabernet is another amazing wine, it's the Syrah, and especially the John l ewis Syrah, that has been inspiring Rhone lovers for years now. John l ewis is sourced from the l es Collines vineyard in Walla Walla, and undergoes whole cluster fermentation before being moved for fifteen months to a combination of concrete tanks and neutral barrels to age. It's a Syrah that speaks of place, and of varietal purity, with the intensity of Washington terroir that is impossible to replicate anywhere else. ✦ Gramercy Cellars Syrah John Lewis Walla Walla 2015 J d 98+ » $86 "Another tour de force… certainly one of the finest Syrahs in the vintage." Jeb Dunnuck (1750176) Gi V i NG Na P a a Ru N F OR iTS M ON e Y i n 1978 Alex Golitzin took the plunge, taking his hobby and love of winemaking to the next level by creating Quilceda Creek. Since that time, the wines from their portfolio have been winning multiple 100-point scores from nearly every critic and media outlet. o f course, today's success cannot be placed on Alex's shoulders alone, as Quilceda Creek is a family affair, with a major turning point taking place in the nineties, when his son Paul joined him in the winery. Paul immediately placed a significant focus on vineyard sources and management, planting stakes in some of the region's top locations, including the renowned Champoux, which is the primary source for their Cabernet Sauvignon today. With the high regard that 2015 has garnered for Washington State, it should come as no surprise that the Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon was the highest scoring Cabernet in Jeb Dunnuck's recent vintage report. Place it next to the best of Napa v alley in a tasting and watch: it's guaranteed to turn a lot of heads. ✦ Quilceda Creek Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2015 J d 99 » $215 "Full-bodied, deep, and layered with an incredible purity and elegance on the palate..." Jeb Dunnuck (1712197)

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