State Lane Vineyard Yountville, Napa Valley
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 to Cabernet Sauvignon clone #337. The grapes again provide the majority of Cabernet Sauvignon for our CORLEY RESERVE Cabernet Sauvignon and are an important component of our CORLEY Proprietary Red Wine.
Oak – 22 Months in French Oak, 50% Neutral Oak. Alcohol - 14.2%.
Climate: Moderate, with definite cool marine influence and fog contributing to cool summer mornings and the marine breeze keeping afternoons more comfortable than further up-valley. Mid-summer peak temperatures may reach 90°F (31°C), with noticeable diurnal fluctuation to the mid-50°F range (13°C).
Soils: South and west borders are more sedimentary, gravel-clay soils, with lower fertility and moderate water retention. Further north and to the east soils are prevalently volcanic in origin and are deeper and more fertile. Principal Characteristics: depth, intensity, deep black-fruit character and rich texture.
All of our library wines are extremely limited in availability, in some cases just 2-3 cases of these wines remain. We have taken great care that these they have been cellared in here at our winery in the best of conditions. But because of age we must ask that these wines are sold as-is and purchases are limited to 3 bottles.