Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2018

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xxx | 71 MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS V ISIT u S AT MORRELLWINE .c OM cALL 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) T oday, they are one of the largest wine-growers in the appellation, as Clos Saint Jean produces enough fruit to sell to a number of top negociants, yet the standards that they operate under in the vineyards have earned them top ranking among the region's producers. First, it's a focus on picking fruit at optimal ripeness, as well as using a mix of Rhone varieties (instead of giving in to the urge to produce only Grenache). However, their international fame has come from the portfolio of wines that they bottle on their own, which receives top ranks in nearly every vintage, from the intensity of the v ieilles v ignes, to the classically poised Châteauneuf du Pape Rouge. ✦ Clos Saint Jean Châteauneuf du Pape Vieilles Vignes 2016 J d 95 » $55 (750ml) » $115 (1.5L) "...Reminiscent of the 2010 with its depth, concentration, and purity. Black cherries, kirsch, licorice, and crushed rock notes all emerge from this ultra-fine, beautifully polished 2016 that does everything right. Don't miss it." Jeb Dunnuck (750ml 172552 / 1.5L 272552) Clos Saint Jean Châteauneuf du Pape Tradition 2015 2015 VM 90–92 » $39 "... Pungent dark berry, licorice and garrigue aromas are energized by a hint of white pepper… Closes long and spicy..." Josh Raynolds (1470364) T R adi T i ON , P R e ST i G e & Va L ue With roots going back to the early 1900s, Clos Saint Jean has set itself apart as one of the most progressive and forward-thinking wineries in the region. Much of this started in 2002, as Vincent and Pascal Maurel began revamping vineyard practices, cleaning up the winery, and moving away from aging in old foudres.

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