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FALL 2018

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xxx | 75 MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS V ISIT u S AT MORRELLWINE .c OM cALL 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) T H e Gia NT S L a Y e R C hristophe Sabon and the house of Janasse receive most of our attention with their selection of Châteauneuf du Pape. However, the insider's wine at this estate is not a Châteauneuf– in fact, it's the Cotes du Rhone l es Garrigues. l es Garrigues is a Châteauneuf du Pape in all but name. In fact, to this day, locals will tell you that this location should have been included in the appellation. It's here that we find old-vine Grenache growing in red clay and pebbly soil, constantly affected by the cooling m istral winds. Raised through organic methods and vinified to accentuated purity, it's a wine that must be tasted to be believed. Cover the label of the bottle, and you'd never know you were drinking Cotes du Rhone. Consider it a respectful nod from one of the region's greatest producers, as Janasse grows, vinifies and bottles l es Garrigues the same way as their top cuvées. ✦ d omaine de la Janasse Cotes du Rhone Les Garrigues 2016 J d 94 » $49 "Pure, elegant and seamless, it's a thrillingly satisfying wine." Jeb Dunnuck (1470269) T H e R HON e Be YON d There was a time that Châteauneuf du Pape was simply one of many villages that made up the Southern Rhone, each with a style all its own, resulting from terroir or traditional blending. i t was only when Robert Parker shined the spotlight on the village that it was elevated to the prestige it enjoys today. However, that choice was based on one man's palate and his ability to speak to a large audience. Surrounding the village of Châteauneuf du Pape is a kaleidoscope of diverse terroir, each one unique and equally enjoyable. To ignore these locations would be foolish, for they represent some of the best wines of the Rhone today, and they are often a tremendous value.

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