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 55 The essence Of TeRROiR r obb Talbott and winemaker Dan Karlsen have dedicated themselves to getting the best from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes grown in the Santa Lucia Highlands. While their inspiration is Burgundy, they remain keenly attuned to the complex, varied terroir of their Sleepy Hollow Vineyard. Whole cluster pressing, barrel fermentation and 10 months' aging on the lees in (30% new) French oak results is a stunning, complex wine at a great price. ✦ Talbott Chardonnay Sleepy Hollow Vineyard Santa Lucia Highlands 2012 $37 per bottle "Shows excellent clarity and punch on the mineral-tinged finish, which leaves suave f loral and citrus fruit notes behind." ST 92 (1753077) "a dROP-dead beauTy" f oxen is the love child of Bill Walthen and Dick Doré, who've made it a mission for three decades to produce European style reds and whites with minimal intervention in the vineyard and vat room. Produced from vines over 20 years old, the wine undergoes only partial malolactic fermentation and stays on the lees for eight months – all of which provide extra dimension. ✦ Foxen Chardonnay Bien Nacido Block UU Santa Maria Valley 2012 $33 per bottle "An exotic, intriguing Chardonnay, the 2012 Bien Nacido Vineyard Block UU wraps around the palate with an appealing mélange of tropical fruit, jasmine, spices and mint...it is shaping up to be a drop-dead beauty." AG 91–93 (1753076) "uTTeRly exquisiTe" b lended from Jim Clendenen's best cuvées from the Santa Maria Valley, then aged 18 months in French oak before bottling (unfiltered). Aromas of apricot and light caramel on the nose, citrus and tropical fruit on the palate, sustained by bright acidity. Beautiful now and will age wonderfully. ✦ Au Bon Climat Chardonnay Nuits-Blanches au Bouge Santa Maria Valley 2011 $38 per bottle "Yellow stone fruit, honey, mint, butter, spices and wild f lowers f lesh out in a supple, expressive Chardonnay endowed with notable depth and intensity. The finish alone is utterly exquisite." AG 93 (1753080) cAlIFORnIA: cHARdOnnAy

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