Wine Spectator rated 93 Points
We are pleased to have this crown jewel vineyard!
(and it is now farmed organically - certified)
In 1982, we began purchasing cabernet sauvignon from this vineyard on State Lane in Yountville and we have referred to it as ‘State Lane Vineyard’ on some of our earliest cabernet sauvignon wines. The vineyard quickly became the main source of Cabernet Sauvignon for our CORLEY RESERVE Cabernet Sauvignon and in 1989 we had the good fortune to be able to acquire the vineyard.
The cabernet sauvignon vines farmed in the 1980’s were originally planted in 1971. Due to phylloxera we replanted the vineyard in the 1990’s. The 12+ acre site is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon clone #337.
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STATE LANE VINEYARD | YOUNTVILLE
Drink now through 2037.
Wine Profile & Ratings
This wine is offering wonderful aromas of dark blackberry, cassis, hints of vanilla, and undertones of sweet caramel from the barrels. On the palate, the wine is bold upon entry, with characteristically robust tannins on the edges of the palate. The mid-palate is full, providing depth and a strong foundation. The finish is long and lingering, and with a slight grip, as is typical for this vineyard.
American Fine Wine Competition - 94 Points
Our State Lane Vineyard produces fruit that is deep, dark, and bold. Located in the Yountville AVA, the cooler climate allows for a longer growing season which contributes to the Cabernet grapes slow, even ripening.
At the time of this writing, the 2016 vintage represents the fourth year in a phenomenal run of vintages from 2012-2018 for our vineyards and across Napa Valley. The fruit displayed great purity and intensity, which translated quite well through to the finished wines.
This single vineyard wine was vinified from certified organic grapes from our State Lane Vineyard in Yountville.
We suggest decanting 30-60 min prior to serving.
We produced 18 barrels.