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 128 100- y ears o F h eri T age in a b o TT le M organ Twain-Peterson of Bedrock Wine Company is a man whose passion inspired him to start making wine in a space no bigger than some walk-in closets. Yet, in only eight years, Bedrock has gained tremendous notoriety with lovers of both Rhone varieties and Zinfandel. However, Morgan's vision didn't stop there. California used to be known for it's old...OLD vine vineyards, planted as far back as the 1850s. These vineyards consisted of a blend of varieties that were planted by the pioneers of Californian wine. In most cases, these old vines were torn up to make room for more profitable grape varieties. However, Morgan is part of a small but growing group of winemakers who have seen the potential in these old "Heritage" vines. Hence the Bedrock Heritage red was born. Produced from a vineyard planted in the 1880's, the Heritage red is a field blend of up to 24 heritage grape varieties. Tasting it is like taking a trip back in time to a place where wine was made by people who were seeking a taste of home in the new world. The fact that these vines still exist is a testament to their majesty, and an invitation for us to better understand what California is capable of today. ✦ Bedrock Heritage Red Sonoma 2014 RP 93–95 » $54 "...its potential can't be underestimated. This is a fabulous wine in the making." (1706053) C A liforni A There's a lot to be excited about in California these days. For one thing, it's no longer just about Napa Valley, which has moved the region forward by leaps and bounds. It's because of this that we are now presented a range of fantastic wines made from varieties that many of us have never experienced. Yet, there has also been an awakening of new winemakers, whose names have become just as important, if not more so, than the appellation from which the wine is made. These are all good signs for lovers of Californian wine, because skill, passion and variety are now just as important as the region in which the wine is made. l ooking b eyond n apa v alley

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