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 98 CALIFORNIA The Magic Touch T ransparency is something that can be as worrisome in the wine world as it is in any other business, and yet that's exactly what Anthony Filiberti of Anthill Farms is looking for. Made in a more lifted and aromatic style, Anthill Farms Pinot Noir is the perfect example of balanced restraint in California. Picking fruit at 'ideal' ripeness, whole cluster fermentation to add texture and exotic aromatics, and aging in neutral oak, are all done for the sake of making a wine that tastes more of its origins than just California fruit. If you're looking to understand what all the talk is about in the 'New California,' Anthill Farms is a great place to start. ✦ Anthill farms Pinot noir Sonoma Coast 2013 $39 "Anthony Filiberti seems to have the magic touch when it comes to Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah, as these new releases are brilliant." Antonio Galloni (1705196) The pinoT We're all TalKing abouT u sing the same vineyards originally purposed for the Sta Rita Hill Pinots from Evening Land, winemakers Rajar Parr and Sashi Moorman have managed to create one of the most exciting lineups of Burgundy inspired, Pinot Noir coming out of California today. Domaine de la Cote controls every aspect of these prestigious, cool-climate vineyards, where the focus is set on purity and transparency of site. The excellent 2012 vintage played right into their hands. The Sta. Rita Hills Pinot is vinified with 50% whole clusters and aged in neutral oak, providing an exotic mélange of mineral- infused Pinot fruit complemented by elegant floral tones. It's also one of the best QPR's in its range, representing tremendous value. ✦ domaine de la Cote Pinot noir Santa Rita Hills 2012 AG 93 » $47 "...Serious depth and intensity... The 2012 is wonderfully complete..." (1705110)

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