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 93 CALIFORNIA pioneers oF pure chardonnay F or over 60 years, Stony Hill has pioneered the pure Chardonnay style which has recently come back into fashion. The Stony Hill Chardonnay is produced from 100% estate-grown fruit in Napa Valley and is fermented and aged in neutral French oak barrels. The alluring bouquet and deep, fruit-intense palate is the result of its terroir, rooted deep in the rocky slopes of Spring Mountain. ✦ Stony Hill vineyard Chardonnay napa valley 2010 JG 93+ » $44 "...Going to be a terrific bottle of chardonnay in the fullness of time... deep, full-bodied, crisp and rock solid at the core...This looks likely to be a classic vintage from Stony Hill..." (1753132) a renaissance For classic chardonnay h anzell cares very little for the latest fads in winemaking, remaining true to a refined style of intensity, elegance and longevity. In the hands of Jean Arnold Sessions, Hanzell powers through the latest trends in California—it just so happens that today's trends fit them just fine. Sourced entirely from estate grown fruit, a Hanzell Chardonnay can be compared to a white Corton- Charlemagne and manages to walk the tightrope between plush character, balanced acidity and dark minerality. ✦ Hanzell Chardonnay Sonoma valley 2012 we 93 » $74 "...Sophisticated...Stony minerality plays on the palate throughout...complex components of jasmine and a lingering, more concentrated finish of honey." (1753105) The perFecT balance r amey is all about balance: the balance of soil versus climate, the will of nature versus the hand of man, and of intensity versus finesse. Hailing from all sustainably- tended vineyards, Ramey Chardonnay has found that perfect balance of both Californian fruit and the making of a characterful wine. ✦ Ramey Chardonnay Hyde vineyard 2012 AG 93+ » $59 "Ramey's 2012 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard impresses for its freshness and verve, but at the same time, there is plenty of texture, raciness and body, all signatures of this renowned Carneros site. I imagine the 2012 will still be fabulous at age ten. Today, the Hyde is surprisingly backward and unevolved." (1753117)

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