Cart 0 items: $0.00

Corley Family Napa Valley

Chris Corley
June 18, 2008 | Tasting Wine | Chris Corley

Get Lost !

I taste wine nearly every day. My typical regime is to have our lab tech, Mark, pull and prepare the samples in the morning and I'll taste through various wines each morning between about 10:00-12:00. In terms of winemaking, it is one of my most cherished rituals and pleasurable responsibilities.

It's not unusual for me to get lost in glasses of wine during these tastings. It's that moment when you close your eyes, the world goes silent and you take in the full experience of the wine as a canvas drenched in vibrant colors and musical notes raining down from the heavens. It's that moment when the wine sings to you in a voice so beautiful that the lyrics don't matter. It's that moment when a wine is a field of wildflowers, or a dusty box of fresh cherries, or a sweet fragrant kiss from your true love.

I love getting lost in wines. It's the indescribable thrill and ultimately the reason we work so hard in the field and cellar to craft the wines we do. It's the climax.

While allowing yourself the luxury of getting lost in a wine is perhaps the purest route to enjoyment, it doesn't ultimately lend itself to responsible cellar management. As a counterbalance, I also keep extremely detailed tasting notes and rankings of all my tastings - lot by lot - and diligently have these entered into the computer for future reference, both long and short term. In my humble opinion, a winemaker must simultaneously be his own most enthusiastic supporter and also his own bluntest critic. The former trait will encourage and compel him to try new paths in seeking his ideal wine - the latter trait will keep him true to his vision and let him know when he's drifted down the wrong path.

And so my tastings go each morning, oscillating back and forward from beautiful lost wanderings in glasses of wine as vast as seas and skies to scribbling down its essence in a handful of sentences when I open my eyes again.

What a beautiful journey ...


Watch Suicide Squad Online's Gravatar
Watch Suicide Squad Online
@ Sep 5, 2016 at 7:10 AM
Watch Suicide Squad Online

Watch Jason Bourne 5 Online's Gravatar
Watch Jason Bourne 5 Online
@ Sep 5, 2016 at 7:11 AM
Watch Jason Bourne 5 Online

Watch The Secret Life of Pets Online's Gravatar
Watch The Secret Life of Pets Online
@ Sep 5, 2016 at 7:11 AM
Watch The Secret Life of Pets Online

Watch Ben Hur Online's Gravatar
Watch Ben Hur Online
@ Sep 5, 2016 at 7:11 AM
Watch Ben Hur Online

Watch Kubo and the Two Strings Online's Gravatar
Watch Kubo and the Two Strings Online
@ Sep 5, 2016 at 7:12 AM
Watch Kubo and the Two Strings Online

Can Pilates make you look taller?'s Gravatar
Can Pilates make you look taller?
@ Jul 22, 2017 at 4:20 AM
I every time spent my half an hour to read this website's content every day along with a mug of coffee.

How did the Achilles tendon get it's name?'s Gravatar
How did the Achilles tendon get it's name?
@ Jul 27, 2017 at 9:02 PM
Greate pieces. Keep posting such kind of information on your blog.

Im really impressed by your blog. Hello there, You have done an excellent job. I will definitely digg it and in my opinion suggest to my friends. I am confident they will be benefited from this website. Review's Gravatar Review
@ Oct 27, 2017 at 7:27 AM Review

Paleohacks Cookbook Review's Gravatar
Paleohacks Cookbook Review
@ Oct 27, 2017 at 7:27 AM
Paleohacks Cookbook Review

EZ Battery Reconditioning's Gravatar
EZ Battery Reconditioning
@ Oct 27, 2017 at 7:28 AM
EZ Battery Reconditioning

15 Minute Manifestation's Gravatar
15 Minute Manifestation
@ Oct 27, 2017 at 7:29 AM
15 Minute Manifestation

Numerologist's Gravatar
@ Oct 27, 2017 at 7:29 AM

Shirley Jones's Gravatar
Shirley Jones
@ Jun 21, 2020 at 5:47 PM
What a supportive review, keep on continuing writing buddy! :)

mahi01's Gravatar
@ Jun 30, 2020 at 4:08 AM
Go to Roku page record enter Roku com association code appeared on Roku TV. My Roku com associate not working use new Roku code.

shinu's Gravatar
@ Jul 9, 2020 at 11:11 PM
Try which is very easy to install, download and redeem. Use of it is also simple and the user can learn the use of it easily. Online Support&help option is also available in all application which provides an instant guideline. Microsoft Office Setup is the complete bundle of Microsoft programs as it takes to the a variety of jobs, servers, and affiliations like PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook, Publisher, OneNote, and Access.

Hostinger Coupon's Gravatar
Hostinger Coupon
@ Sep 8, 2020 at 9:52 PM
Glad To read This Article.

Emma Smith's Gravatar
Emma Smith
@ Sep 16, 2020 at 4:47 AM
Great Stuff. Thanks for sharing

Add A Blog Comment
E-Mail me when someone comments on this post
Leave this field blank:
Sign Up For Our Newsletter

Keep up to date on the latest wine releases, events, and promotions.

FB Pixel