Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

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 50 cAlIFORnIA: pInOT PassiOn in a bOTTle J amie Kutch has been described as Pinot-obsessed; just listening to him speak about whole cluster fermentation will convince you that this is a man on a mission. His goal is to create the best expression of terroir-driven Pinot Noir that the Sonoma Coast has to offer–a wine that gives a respectful nod to his love of Burgundy, and one that will make, in his words "very old bones". The results are fruit-intense Pinot Noir of amazing muscularity and class. The stem contact works wonders, providing textural complexities and an exotic bouquet. They are elegant and complex, yet poised like a clenched fist, and showing all the natural beauty of their cool-climate origins. This is some of the most exciting Pinot coming out of California today. ✦ KUTCH PINOT NOIR rating bottle Sonoma Coast 2012 (1705052) AG 90–93 $43 FOR THE TRUE PINOT-OBSESSED, CHECK OUT JAMIE KUTCH'S COMPELLING SINGLE vINEyARD PINOT! Falstaf Vineyard Sonoma Coast 2012 (1705119) AG 92–94 $59 McDougall Ranch Russian River Valley 2012 (1705118) AG 92–94 $59 a neW sTandaRd fOR califORnia PinOT d omaine de la Côte is an exciting new project headed by winemakers Rajar Parr and Sashi Moorman; using the same vineyards originally purposed for the Sta Rita Hill Pinots from Evening Land. With control over every aspect of these prestigious, cool- climate vineyards, Domaine de la Côte has quickly assembled an impressive portfolio of world-class wines. The Sta. Rita Hills Pinot is vinified with 50% whole clusters and aged in neutral oak, providing an exotic mélange of mineral-infused Pinot fruit complemented by elegant floral tones. Domaine de la Côte is sure to quickly find itself on the short list of top Pinot producers in California, making the '12 Sta. Rita Hills Pinot a hot commodity for our cellars. ✦ Domaine De La Cote Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir 2012 $47 per bottle "The 2012 Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills wraps around the palate with serious depth and intensity. Crushed f lowers, mint, pine and anise meld into a resonant mid-palate. The 2012 is wonderfully complete, with expressive aromatics and plenty of density to balance some of the more savory, f loral notes... AG 93 (1705110)

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