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 91 CALIFORNIA pa x syr ah: a sTar reborn i f there was a wine—a vineyard— which defined PAX, it would be Griffin's Lair. Many have tried to recreate the magic that Pax Mahle was able to siphon from these hollowed grounds, and failed. Griffin's Lair sits on one of most ideal locations, on the Sonoma coast, for growing Syrah of intensity with undeniable character. The 2011 Griffin's Lair shows remarkable varietal character with perfect poise and polish, which sets it apart from the competition. It's a serious wine of undeniable class and highly recommended. ✦ Pax Cellars Syrah Griffin's lair Sonoma Coast 2011 $70 Intense and layered--but not overdone. On the palate, it was elegant and gutsy at the same time...Refined on the finish, leaving an impression of pure class. E. Guido (1712055) caliFornia rooTs WiTh rhone sTyle c reated in 2005, Booker vineyards is now considered one of the top estates in the region. Much of this has to do with the incredible 2012s. The wines show the textural density and intense fruit that Booker is known for, yet there's a noticeable increase in purity and balance, which has pushed the envelope beyond what anyone thought possible. The 2012 Booker RLF is the real standout. It delivers Rhone complexities of earth and herbs married to that brilliant, ripe fruit of the San Luis Obispo AVA. ✦ Booker Rlf Grenache/Syrah Paso Robles 2012 wA 94 » $55 "Tasting like a high-quality Chateauneuf du Pape...full-bodied, silky and sexy wine that has impeccable balance..." (1712045) alban's "rocK-sTar" e dna Valley, one of the coolest AVAs in California, may be the ideal location for Rhone varieties, and John Alban of Alban vineyards is determined to prove it. Not for the faint of heart, Alban has demonstrated over the last twenty years that California is capable of producing Rhone-styled wines of intensity, yet also longevity and impeccable balance. Patrina is a 100% varietal Syrah, which is sourced from the younger vines found throughout Alban's estate vineyards. Think of Patrina as John's grateful nod to Alban fans. It's a wine made in the house style, from estate vineyards, and a true personification of Syrah's potential in California. ✦ Alban Syrah Patrina edna valley 2012 wA 94 » $54 "One of the best entry-level wines out there...showing the house style's a rock-star..." (1712058)

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