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 86 One of the most memorable experiences of my last Napa Valley trip was my tasting at Joseph Phelps. a suM greaTer Than iTs parTs: insignia T he theme was "Tasting Terroir," which was essentially a tasting of each of the separate vineyard plots that are blended to produce the house's flagship wine, Insignia. What struck me most about this tasting was the quality in each of those glasses and how I would have been happy with any one of them as an individual bottling. However, blending brings balance, and this is something that the team at Joseph Phelps understands very well. Insignia is produced from five different estate vineyards throughout Napa Valley, each of superior quality and each bringing their unique attributes to the blend. In a great vintage, blending results in a wine that reaches the highest peaks imaginable for the appellation. In 2012, Insignia is just that! E. Guido ✦ Joseph Phelps insignia napa valley 2012 RP 96–100 » $235 "A magnificent boasts an opaque purple color as well as fabulous notes of graphite, blackberries, blackcurrant liqueur, camphor, barbecue smoke and spice box. Rich, full-bodied and opulent with plenty of tannin and structure lurking beneath the extravagant generosity of fruit, this stunning 2012 should drink well for 25- 30+ years." (1704226) Also Available: Joseph Phelps insignia napa valley 2011 AG 93 » $199 "The 2011 Insignia is impressive, no doubt about it... Decidedly Old World style." (1704066) CALIFORNIA

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