Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2017

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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 $200 in NY 112 NEW WORLD ThE NEW PaRaDigM fOR NEW WORLD WiNE There was a time when Napa valley was considered by most to be the region that defi ned New World wine, and Cabernet was king. and while the future of Napa valley is in no way threatened by the emerging wine-producing regions around the country, it pays to note that there is now a noticeable trend away from the famed region and Cabernet sauvignon. T oday, wine lovers are looking to other parts of California for the next big thing. Cool climate Pinot Noir has taken the market by storm, as well as crisp, unoaked examples of Chardonnay, produced in vineyards that hug the coast and benefit from its moderating influences. The rediscovery of California's heritage vineyards has also caused a stir, with producers like Bedrock Wine Company making a stand for old-vine Zinfandel and field blends from vines that were planted over 100 years ago. In Oregon, there is a renewed sense of energy that's pushing the markets, as Burgundy producers look to secure parcels, and the region's producers look deeper at the ground beneath their feet to form a better understanding of this diverse terroir. What's more, Chardonnay has taken a leap forward all throughout Oregon, as the latest releases are outclassing nearly everything they are being compared to. And let's not forget the rumblings from the East Coast, where the Finger Lakes continue to gain momentum, producing Riesling of amazing quality, and the North Fork draws in rave reviews after decades of hard work establishing themselves as a force to be reckoned with. I welcome you to the diversity of the New World, a wine lover's dream come true. ✦

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