Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2016

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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 117 C A liforni A T he F irs T gro WT h o F napa valley F ew winemakers in California can look back on decades of experience and a track record for producing as many classic vintages as Heitz Cellars. The attention here is paid more to what came before and respecting the tastes of generations of wine lovers, not just the current trends. Much of their success can also be attributed to the historic location, Martha's Vineyard, which produces their flagship wine. In fact, many believe this to be the First Growth of Napa Valley. In the classic 2005 vintage, Heitz produced one of the greatest examples of Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon in its history. This is a towering effort, regal and commanding of our attention, with a mixture of depth, purity and intensity seldom found in Napa Valley today. The 2005 is just entering its early drinking window, making it almost impossible to resist already, yet it's sure to mature effortlessly in the cellar for decades to come. This is classic Napa Valley cabernet from one of the most esteemed vineyards, vintages and producers of the region. ✦ Heitz Cellar Cabernet Sauvignon Martha's v ineyard Napa v alley 2005 JG 94+ » $160 "...could be a young release of the 1975 or 1978, it is that classic in size and shape...A great Martha's in the making." (1704075) n e W World i cons Most people have never experienced a mature Napa Valley Cabernet, which is a shame. When we look back to the wines of the '60s and '70s, what we find are mature wines that can rival the best that Bordeaux has to offer. u nfortunately, the region underwent a change in the nineties that favored ripe fruit above balance, and the longevity of Napa Cabernet was the price they paid. As fate would have it, consumer tastes have changed again, and that classic Napa style is popular once more. While many wineries are working to change their ways, a small handful of winemakers never gave in to the BIG FRUIT mentality of the past two decades, and today they are being considered the icons of Napa Valley. ✦

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