Proprietary, Napa Valley LIBRARY (91 pts)
Our CORLEY Proprietary Red Wine is, in a sense, a contemporary wine - a wine that while collectible for long cellaring distinguishes itself by showing opulent fruit and rich texture earlier in the wine's life. We trust that you will enjoy it from the moment that the wine is released as well as in the years to follow.
In 1990 we envisioned a rich opulent wine blended from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. We were already producing world-class Cabernet Sauvignon grown in Yountville, Rutherford and St Helena and Merlot grown on our two vineyards in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. We planted three different clones of Cabernet Franc (Clone 'X', #332 and #312) alongside our Merlot on our two Oak Knoll vineyards.
Proprietary Red Wine
Drink through 2038.
Wine Profile & Ratings
This wine displays expressive aromas of dark black and blue berries, cassis, mocha and hints of sweet toasted vanilla oak and spice tones. On the palate the wine is richly textured, wonderfully balanced from front to back with dark ripe flavors, full body, and robust tannins. The full finish goes on and on.
We’re very excited about the 2015 vintage. As of the time of this writing, the 2015 vintage represents the fourth of five consecutive years of phenomenal quality wines from our vineyards and across Napa Valley. 2015 remained a relatively dry growing season, and the crop yields across our different vineyards was generally lower than normal. The fruit displayed great purity and intensity, which was translated quite well through to the finished wines. The growing season was relatively consistent, with no major heat spikes. In general, the wines from 2015 are displaying ripe fruit, great structure and balance.
Decant 30-60 Minutes Prior to Serving.