Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2018

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xxx | 73 MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS V ISIT u S AT MORRELLWINE .c OM cALL 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) T he style is progressive, sourcing fruit from family- owned parcels throughout the region to create a diverse portfolio of unique wines in a house style that achieves elegance and textural richness contrasted by impeccable balance. e ach wine features a percentage of old-vine Grenache blended with Syrah and a mix of classic Rhone varieties. o f all the Châteauneuf du Pape producers represented at m orrell, Roger Sabon is the most likely to please nearly every palate. ✦ Roger Sabon Châteauneuf du Pape Reserve 2016 W a 95 » $54 "...probably represents the best value in the 2016 lineup... showcases ripe dark plum and cola but also super ripe Grenache notes of apricot and delicate hints of and chewy on the long finish..." Joe Czerwinski (1417085) Roger Sabon Châteauneuf du Pape Prestige 2016 W a 96 » $75 "Sourced from the lieux-dits of Les Brusquières and Cabrières...70% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 5% Mourvèdre and 5% other varieties...big, full-bodied, lush wine. Powered by bold cherry and stone fruit, it shows hints of pepper and clove complexity, plus vibrant citrus zest notes on the long, electric finish. Wow." Joe Czerwinski (1416055) Roger Sabon Châteauneuf du Pape Le Secret des Sabon 2016 J d 99 » $215 "Unquestionably the deepest, richest wine in the lineup... sensational notes of blackberries, cassis, crushed rocks, graphite, and bouquet garni. Full-bodied, ultra-fine, seamless, and pure...reminiscent of the 2001...gorgeous, extraordinary, layered, seamless Châteauneuf..." Jeb Dunnuck (1414051) T H e uN de RST a T ed eL e G a NC e OF Sa BON The Sabon family can trace its roots in Châteauneuf du Pape back to the 1500s, even before the historic Château de Beaucastel was established. However, the wine as we know it today only came into being in the 1950s, when Roger Sabon split from his brothers (all famous CdP producers in their own right) and created d omaine Roger Sabon.

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