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 125 C A liforni A b alanced o pulence T he wines of Merry Edwards have become a household name across the country, but this wasn't always so. The reality is that Merry Edwards is a success story that started over 40 years ago, when Merry began her work at Mount Eden Vineyards in the Santa Cruz mountains. It wasn't until 1997, after working and consulting throughout California, that she made a home and a brand for herself. Hence, Merry Edwards Winery came to be. Most of us are first introduced to her Sauvignon Blanc, with a label that has reached icon status on its own, yet you would be cheating yourself if you haven't experienced her portfolio of Pinot Noir. From that range we bring you the Klopp Ranch Pinot, which is often considered her most elegant effort. Hailing from the sandy, well- draining soils of the Russian River Valley, the Klopp Ranch benefits from the maturity of its older vines, bringing us a wine of balanced opulence with the ability to mature in the cellar for up to a decade. ✦ Merry e dwards Pinot Noir Klopp Ranch 2012 W e 93 » $72 " of the producer's finest offerings every year, made in an opulent, balanced style." (1705308) a n e W sT andard F or p ino T M elville Estate Pinot Noir manages to walk a tightrope between the earthy, bright red pinot fruit of Oregon and the ripe, juicy textures of California. Winemaker Greg Brewer believes that wine is made in the vineyard, and the Melvilles have found the perfect microclimate to produce what is easily one of best values in Pinot Noir on the west coast. The Santa Rita Hills appellation provides a long, cool growing season with coastal winds and cooling morning fog—ideal for Pinot Noir. Brewer's approach is to help the vineyard to produce the best fruit possible and then to fine-tune it in the winery. The results are amazing. ✦ Melville e state Pinot Noir Santa Rita Hills 2013 W e 93 » $33 "One of the best values in Pinot Noir's a beauty to buy by the case..." (1750144)

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