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Corley Family Napa Valley

The Corley Family
 
February 24, 2015 | The Corley Family

Premiere Napa Valley 2015

Premiere Napa Valley 2015 ended with another record breaking year at $6 million!

I spent an eventful week with Stephen and Chris Corley at five trade tastings representing the State Lane Vineyard in Yountville, Tietjen Vineyard in Rutherford, Yewell Vineyard in St. Helena, the two vineyards in the Oak Knoll District and Next Generation in Wine. Each of these prepared our visiting trade for where to bid on Saturday's big auction day at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone.

Monticello Vineyards entered The French Connection under Lot 83 (our lucky number for Jay Corley's age).

Notes from Chris Corley about this wine:

  • This is an organically grown, single-vineyard wine from our State Lane Vineyard in Yountville
  • Our family has farmed this vineyard since 1982 and believe 2013 will be one of its finest vintages
  • We created a one-of-a-kind hybrid barrel of French and Virginian oak specifically for this lot
  • We honor Thomas Jefferson’s foresight 250 years ago, making the original French-Virginian connection

This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the 2013 vintage currently ages in a custom designed barrel with a French and Virginian barrel head on each side and alternating staves. 

We congratuate Gary's Wine & Marketplace for the winning bid at $28K!

Time Posted: Feb 24, 2015 at 3:10 PM
Chris Corley
 
February 6, 2015 | Chris Corley

Tastings!

Every February, we look forward to attending the Premiere Napa Valley wine auction. PNV is a trade-only wine auction that celebrates the uniqueness of small lot, hand crafted Napa Valley wines. Each winery creates a truly unique blend between 5-20 cases. The lots produced for PNV are one of a kind. They won't be availabel anywhere else. We enjoy tasting through other vintner's lots as much as we enjoy sharing our own with the attendees.

This year we are offering our State Lane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, aging in a custom designed hybrid barrel, which has alternating staves of French and Virginian oak. This deep, rich and well extracted wine celebrates the travels and experiences of Thomas Jefferson between his native Virginia and France

PNV is always a lively event, always well-attended, with plenty of top quality, unique wines to be tasted. The event is a primary fundraiser for the Napa Valley Vintners, which works hard to promote the Napa Valley appellation. Here is an excerpt from the Napa Valley Vintners website : Proceeds from Premiere Napa Valley support the Napa Valley Vintner's mission to promote, protect and enhance the Napa Valley appellation. Learn more at www.napavintners.com.

In the days leading up to the Premiere Napa Valley auction, there are a number of appellation tastings, which provide winery members an opportunity to showcase the differences of the sub-appellations of Napa Valley to the trade that has come to Napa Valley for this auction weekend. Our family makes wine from four sub-appellations within Napa Valley ...

From south to north ...

OAK KNOLL DISTRICT : In the Oak Knoll District, we have our Monticello Estate Vineyard and Knollwood Vineyard. The winery and Jefferson House are located on the Monticello Estate Vineyard. On these vineyards we grow Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Syrah. We will be pouring a selection of our Oak Knoll District wines at Southbridge in St. Helena on Friday, February 20 from 1:00-4:00. www.oakknolldistrictofnapavalley.com

YOUNTVILLE : In the Yountville appellation, we grow Cabernet Sauvignon on our certified organic State Lane Vineyard. We will be pouring our State Lane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon at First Taste of Yountville at The Barrel Room at Vintage 1870 on Thursday, February 19, from 11:00-2:00. www.yountvillewines.com

RUTHERFORD : In Rutherford, we source Cabernet Sauvignon from the Tietjen Vineyard on Niebaum Lane. We will be pouring our Tietjen Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon at the Rutherford Dust Society Tasting at Peju Winery, Rutherford on Friday, February 20 from 10:00-2:00. www.rutherforddust.org

ST. HELENA : From our most northern appellation, we source Cabernet Sauvignon from the Yewell Vineyard on Ehlers Lane. We will be pouring our Yewell Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon at the Appellation St. Helena Tasting at The Crystal Room at Raymond Winery, St. Helena on Thursday, February 19, from 2:00-5:00. www.appellationsthelena.com

Maybe we'll see you at one or more of these tastings!

 

 

 

 

Time Posted: Feb 6, 2015 at 7:24 PM
Leslie McCain
 
February 5, 2015 | Leslie McCain

Superbowl Flight & Bite 2015

Flight & Bite - Monticello Superbowl 2015

Monticello Vineyards partnered with Rebel Dog for this year's January Flight & Bite

What a fun day of Monticello Vineyards Wines, Hot Dogs and Prizes!

Congratulations to our Superbowl Square Winners!

1st Quarter - Magnum Winners - Kathy and Al Wright

2nd and 3rd Quarter - Magnums Winner - Dave Barry

4th Quarter Grand Prize - Tasting and Lunch with the Corleys on the Jefferson House Terrace - Mike Lloyd

Day of Event Winners' Gifts included Magnums of Wine, Signed Football, Picnic Blanket, Wine Decanters, and Tasting Certificate!

*Special Thanks to Sam Cadelinia for sharing your photos!!*

Time Posted: Feb 5, 2015 at 2:40 PM

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