Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2015

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MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS Call 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) • Visit us at • Complimentary delivery on all orders over $150 in NY and CT 108 rioja For TonighT or The ages T he historic CVNE is one of the biggest names in Rioja with roots going back to 1879. Maintaining the highest standards in quality has been their driving force, while staying true to their traditional roots and keeping an eye on innovation has been the key to their continued success over the last century. With three bodegas producing wine under the CVNE (Cune) name, and in three distinctly different styles, it's easy to find yourself with a balanced cellar full of CVNE Rioja. While the 2008 doesn't have to go into your cellar, being approachable in its youth, it can certainly go the long haul. The 2008 Vina Real Gran Reserva is a wine to buy by the case, and watch mature for decades to come. ✦ Cvne vina Real Gran Reserva 2008 wA 94 » $39 "...A great Gran Reserva that should please fans of both traditional and more modern wines" (1633014) insTanT gr aTiFicaTion W e don't often associate Lopez de Heredia with Instant gratification, yet the 2003 Tondonia is just that. From the first tilt of the glass, this is undoubtedly a classic Rioja, yet there is so much more. 2003 was one of the warmest vintages on record, which produced intense, dark fruit. Most producers made weighty, sappy wines that may have already seen their best days. However, at Lopez de Heredia, the 2003 Reserve shows a balance and poise that perfectly contrasts the ripeness of the vintage. The 2003 is a rare opportunity to experience the primary fruit of a Lopez Rioja. ✦ lopez de Heredia Rioja vina Tondonia Reserva 2003 wA 90 » $42 "...Forward...fuller...juicy and ripe. An approachable Tondonia Reserva to drink on the younger side." (1633020) SPAIN

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