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 • Complimentary delivery on all orders over $150 in NY and CT 122 C A liforni A Modern Means & o ld World v alues j ustin Willett has been producing wines at Tyler since 2005, and it wasn't long before both his Pinot Noir and Chardonnay started gaining serious attention. His motto, "Modern Thinking with a Classic Approach," applies more to his forward thinking than to what he uses in the winery. In fact, the winemaking style is heavily influenced by Burgundy. What's more, Justin works with some of the oldest vineyard blocks in the County. Where many producers took advantage of the high yields of recent vintages, Justin's approach was to only to select the best fruit, with the goal of creating site- specific Chardonnay of purity and intensity, defined by their precision and nuance. The Dierberg Vineyard Chardonnay personifies everything that Tyler stands for. Simply stated, it is stunning! ✦ Tyler Chardonnay Dierberg v ineyard Santa Maria v alley 2013 AG 92 » $52 "Tension and energy...The interplay of richness and more linear elements is compelling." (1753134) l i F e iM i T a T ing a r T g avin Chanin got his start working as a cellar rat for Jim Clendenen at Au Bon Climat (an icon of the industry), and it wasn't long before he decided to divide his attention between his studies at UCLA and winemaking. In 2007, he started Chanin winery, producing a terroir-driven portfolio in Santa Barbara County, one of California's most exciting appellations. The Bien Nacido Chardonnay hails from one of the oldest blocks in the vineyard, planted in poor soils with a concentration of limestone and gravel. Chanin's old vines dig deep into these soils in search of nutrients, which add masses of depth and minerality. We've often heard winemakers refer to Chardonnay as an empty canvas, to which terroir and its winemaker can create upon. In the hands of Gavin Chanin, that creation is about purity and transparency. ✦ Chanin Chardonnay Bien Nacido v ineyard 2013 AG 94 » $38 "...a surprisingly rich, oily Chardonnay from Gavin Chanin, with plenty of texture and viscosity, but also a terrific sense of freshness." (1753201)

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