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MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS cALL 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) • vISIT uS AT MORRELLWINE.cOM • cOMPLIMENTARy DELIvERy ON ALL ORDERS OvER $100 IN Ny AND cT 42 Region Name Here Sottimano Barbaresco Pajore 2011 $54 per bottle "...licorice, smoke, sweet spices and leather. Dense and powerful, yet also light on its feet...remarkably well-balanced. Sweet rose petal, raspberries and spice notes meld into the intensely perfumed, balsamic finish...a decidedly feminine, f loral Pajoré..." AG 95 (1557037) Paitin Barbaresco Sori Paitin 2010 $49 per bottle "...Layers of fruit blossom in a large- scaled, dramatic Barbaresco endowed with tremendous depth and pure structure. Balsamic-inf lected plums, tobacco, leather, spices and licorice meld together in the glass...huge, powerful and drop-dead gorgeous..." AG 95 (1557035) Moccagatta Barbaresco Bric Balin 2008 $52 per bottle "...crushed f lowers, dried cherries, tobacco and cedar...The energ y and focus here are both attractive, while the oak seems to have come down, all of which adds up to a wine with terrific overall balance...It is a fine effort from the Minuto brothers." AG 94 (150165) Antoniolo Gattinara San Francesco 2009 $59 per bottle "...drop-dead gorgeous. A layered, voluptuous, sexy Gattinara, the 2009 San Francesco is firing on all cylinders. Leather, smoke and licorice add complexity to the dark fruit in this deeply layered, expressive wine..." AG 94 (1555030) nebbiOlO Of The nORTh: sPeRinO lessOna W e all know the names Barolo and Barbaresco, yet looking to Alto Piemonte we find an exciting selection of Nebbiolo in the form of Gattinara, Ghemme and now- -Lessona. In 1999, Paolo De Marchi, of famed Tuscan estate Isole e Olena, returned to his roots by revitalizing the family's estate in Lesson. The Sperino Lessona displays all of the delicate nuances of the Nebbiolo grape, with vibrant textures, and radiant fruit. ✦ Sperino Lessona 2009 $68 per bottle "...drop-dead gorgeous. Sweet red berries, tobacco, menthol and licorice all f lesh out in a juicy, soft Nebbiolo with no hard edges and plenty of supple, deeply expressive fruit...already a drop-dead gorgeous beauty." AG 94 (1555034) Montevetrano di Silvia Imparato Colli di Salerno IGT 2008 $74 per bottle "Loaded with the essence of black cherry liqueur, minerals and spices, the wine conquers the palate with layers of richly structured fruit...full of raw, vinous energy, yet it is possible to get a sense of the brilliant future that lies ahead from the way the wine continues to develop beautifully in the glass..." AG 94+ (152990) Nino Negri Valtellina Superiore Quadrio 2010 $49 per bottle "Rich, with a base note of tarry smoke, this remains elegant and medium-bodied overall, showing mouthwatering acidity and fine integration. Dried mint and thyme aromatics lace the dried strawberry and cherry fruit, offset with star anise and beef bouillon details." WS 90 (1555043) Le Ragose Amarone della Valpolicella 2006 $53 per bottle "...quite pretty. Plum and black cherry notes meld into freshly cut flowers, cloves and licorice. Firm yet nicely integrated tannins provide the framework in an attractive, deceptively mid-weight Amarone..." AG 94 (1559129) Dal Forno Valpolicella Superiore 2008 $97 per bottle "A dark, super-ripe wine...fabulous in this vintage. Smoke, tar, incense, licorice and blackberry jam hit the palate in a massive, intense Valpolicella loaded with class and personality..." AG 94 (1559125) ITAly

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