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 morrellwine.com • Complimentary delivery on all orders over $150 in NY and CT 94 CALIFORNIA T his region's vine-growing roots go back over a century, and collectors in the know have been enjoying wines from Ridge Estate and Eden Vineyards for decades. However, we now see a new breed of winemaker, one who is exposing the dynamic terroir of Santa Cruz. These high altitude sites, with a mix of complex soil and exposures, are the perfect place to grow Pinot Noir, Cabernet and Chardonnay of serious potential. What's old is new in California today, but the proof is in the bottle: Santa Cruz wines are here to stay. ✦ California's Reference-Point Chardonnay Look no further than the Santa Cruz Mountains for the most important Chardonnay being made in California today. Jeffrey Patterson of Mount Eden inspired a generation of winemakers to explore this rocky terrain. Even with the new neighbors, Mount Eden remains the reference point for Chardonnay in the New World. Mount eden vineyards Chardonnay Reserve Santa Cruz Mountains 2010 AG 94 » $75 "White pear, jasmine, lime and mint are some of the notes that lift from the glass...An especially lifted, perfumed Reserve...Grace takes precedence over power." (1753146) Mount eden vineyards Chardonnay Santa Cruz estate 2012 AG 95+ » $64 "An utterly enticing, striking wine, the 2012 Chardonnay is captivating from the very first taste...Readers who can find it should not hesitate to pick it up." (1753187) The Santa Cruz Mountain AVA is the new frontier for California wine. WhaT's old is neW The sanTa cruZ MounTains

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