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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 53 CALIFORNIA: ChARdONNAy Hanzell Chardonnay Sonoma Valley 2012 $74 per bottle Last May saw the passing of one of California's great winemakers, Bob Sessions, whose 28 vintages at Hanzell Vineyards set an American standard for long-lived, Burgundy style Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays. He cared little for the latest fads in winemaking, remaining true to the refined Hanzell style of intensity, elegance and longevity. (1753105) The Hilt Chardonnay Old Guard Santa Barbara 2011 $55 per bottle Partially sourced from the famed Sanford & Benedict Vineyard, there are just 2400 bottles of this restrained beauty. "Incredibly impressive, few wines show this level of tension and energ y." WA 94 (1753061) Chanin Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict Vineyard Santa Rita Hills 2012 $49 per bottle An avowed "minimalist," Gavin Chanin's aim is to make Chardonnay that is "more mineral and racy" – and here he's succeeded beautifully. Made from 39- year old vines, barrel fermented, aged 18 months in French oak (25% new), and then bottled unfiltered. "Medium-bodied, classy and beautifully balanced Chardonnay that offers notions of exotic tropical fruits, poached apples, lavender, menthol and white f lowers … this is a gorgeous effort." WA 93 (1753048) Lutum Chardonnay Sanford & Benedict Vineyard 2012 $55 per bottle "Fresh lemon and pear on the nose, with a smoky mineral undertone and vibrant floral character. Clean and brisk on the palate, offering high-pitched citrus flavors that give way to deeper melon and orchard fruits with air. Shows very good tension but is in no way hard or ungiving." JR 92 (1753057) Dumol Chardonnay Estate Russian River Valley 2012 $55 per bottle Winemaker Andy Smith seems to wring every ounce of grace and power from the Dumol Estsate vineyard, employing traditional techniques in a brilliant way: barrel aging for just over a year, then bottling unfined and unfiltered to capture extra nuance, fruit and depth. "Beautiful, full-bodied, aromatic and persistent richness." RP 95 (1753109) MORRELL'S DELIVERY SERVICE: We deliver almost anywhere. Free delivery on orders over $100 in NY and CT. See Page 62 for details.

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