Corley & Corley Reserve
2009 Corley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Print: Tasting NotesThe 2009 Corley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon has deep rich and dark aromas of black and red berry fruit. The oak is beautifully integrated on the nose and reveals wonderful tones of mocha, toasted vanilla and smoky chocolate. On the palate, the wine has a rich texture with lots of depth and concentration. The mid-palate is big and full, being framed by rich tannins that provide definition. The finish is long and lingering. This is a big wine that will reward both the avid decanter and patient ager.
– Chris Corley, Winemaker
Niebaum Lane - Rutherford, Napa Valley (42%)
The Cabernet Sauvignon from this vineyard is classic Rutherford, “Elegance in a Glass”.
State Lane Vineyard
Yountville, Napa Valley (36%)
This Cabernet Sauvignon shows a great core of deep, dark black fruits with big, rich, chewy tannins - Blockbuster Napa Cabernet Sauvignon.
Ehlers Lane - St Helena, Napa Valley (18%)
The Cabernet Sauvignon from this vineyard is of great depth, character, and intensity and gives our wine a deep black-fruit character and rich texture.
Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley (4%)
The merlot is lush and power packed with intense berry flavors and an abundance of bright fruit.
Oak – 22 Months in 100% New French Oak, Medium Plus Toast, Tight Grained
Alcohol - 14.2%
93 Points - Wine Enthusiast, April 2013
This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon has rich, flashy flavors of spice and crème de cassis, and it will reward some time in the cellar. The tannins are strong, but the wine is drinkable now after decanting and especially when paired with steak. It will soften and mellow in 7–8 years, and it should last at least 15 years while gradually losing fruit. Cellar Selection. —S.H.
92 Points - BEST of The BEST, Quarterly Review of Wines, Summer 2012
Coffee, roasted nuts, blackberry/mocha notes. Ripe. Well knitted. 92 points
89 points - Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine
"Ripe, but not overly so, and strongly colored by briary spice with a splash of sweet cola to its black cherry fruit, this wide-bodied wine is balanced ever so slightly to softness, but it finds proper grip in the latter going as its nominal tannins come into play..."
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