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WINTER 2014

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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 44 "a classic aMOng classics" M arques de Murrieta is not only one of the standard bearers of classic Rioja, but they have also managed to produce one of the top wines of the 2005 vintage. The Castillo Ygay is a single vineyard wine, made up primarily from Tempranillo with a small percentage of Mauelo. It's aged in American oak for two-and-a-half years and then in bottle for another three years before release. With a 160-year- old track record, the Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay is sure to be a classic which can be enjoyed now with a good decant or for decades to come. ✦ Marques de Murrieta Castillo Ygay Gran Reserva Especial 2005 $85 per bottle "...a classic among classics...At this quality level it represents very good value." WA 96 (1634055) The besT Value in age-WORThy Wine TOday! C VNE is one of the biggest names in Rioja, with roots going back to 1879. I still remember tasting the 1954 Gran Reserva, which turned me on to the wonders of aged Rioja. Yet these don't have to go into your cellar; the 2008 CVNE Vina Real Gran Reserva is the perfect candidate for the dinner table as well. It is approachable in its youth for its dark fruits, spice and remnants of oak on the nose. On the palate, it truly comes to life with pulsating acidity contrasting youthful tannin, resulting in a complex, yet balanced wine with intense fruit. ✦ CVNE Vina Real Gran Reserva 2008 $39 per bottle "A great Gran Reserva that should please fans of both traditional and more modern wines at a very good price." WA 94 (1633014) OTHER GREAT RIOJA rating bottle La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 2004 (1634053) WA 95 $52 La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Reserva 2005 (1632004) WS 92 $33 CVNE Imperial Gran Reserva 2007 (1634060) WA 93 $62 SpAIn

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