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 35 r hone The Mas T ers k iller v alue j ean Louis Chave is best known for his Hermitage, a wine of remarkable depth and longevity, but with a price tag to match. Jean Louis credits this success to his practices in the vineyards and to a blending and selection process in the winery, which is second to none. However, the Chave family has turned their attention toward the St. Joseph appellation and has even been noted as saying that they believe the potential here may one day rival that of Hermitage itself. It began with a small holding within St. Joseph, bottled as Domaine J.L. Chave. However, seeing the potential in these vineyards, they quickly sought out like-minded growers who would adhere to their strict vine management and selection processes. The result is one of the best values in the northern Rhone today. ✦ J.L. Chave Selection Saint-Joseph Offerus 2013 WS 93 » $30 "Dark and vinous, featuring blackberry, black currant and plum fruit melded with smoldering charcoal...A strong showing for the vintage." (1470215) o ld s chool r ules M ention the name Gonon in the company of a Rhone wine lover and watch as their face lights up. The reason for this reaction is the track record for excellence that Domaine Pierre Gonon has established over the decades. Today the business is run by Pierre's sons, who have continued on the family legacy with pride. Their holdings are thought to be some of the best from within the appellation, all located on the hilly slopes in the heart of the region. The practices are traditional to the core, relying on low-yielding vines and superior fruit grown in granite bedrock. These vines never see a chemical fertilizer and all work, from the vineyard and through the winery, is done by hand. If you seek a true-to-tradition, old school St. Joseph, then look no further than Pierre Gonon. ✦ Domaine Pierre Gonon Saint Joseph Rhône 2014 JR 94 » $69 "...Smoke- and spice-tinged bouquet evokes fresh dark fruits... sharply focused on the palate...Powerful yet graceful in character, finishing with outstanding energy and smooth, harmonious tannins" (1413078)

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