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Corley Family Napa Valley

2014 RESERVE Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 RESERVE Cabernet Sauvignon


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Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley
Drink now through 2037.
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Tasting Notes
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. It has a long, lingering finish with a rich texture and slight grip that will help this wine age gracefully for 20 or more years.
WINE SPECTATOR (James Laube): 92 Points Strikes a fine balance between rich, plush fruit and an elegant weight and mouthfeel, highlighting juicy plum, black cherry and blackberry flavors, ending with fine-grained tannins. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- JAMES SUCKLING RATING: 92 Points Blackberry and dark chocolate with hints of crushed concrete. Full body, layered and chewy yet the tannins are polished and attractive." -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- JEB DUNNUCK (Formally of Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate) RATING: 92 points “The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Corley Reserve offers the most depth and density in the lineup. Brought up in 50% new French oak and offering loads of currants, smoky oak, dried flowers, and incense, this beauty is medium to full-bodied, ripe, concentrated and balanced, with present tannin.” -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Connoisseurs Guide – TWO STARS (91-94 points) “A highly distinctive wine. Ripe cherries and black currants abound in the generously oaked, lightly loamy aromas here, and the wine makes good on its promise with broad and very deep, varietally precise flavors to match. It is teasingly supple and open on entry but gradually firms as it goes and assumes the classically structured stance of Cabernet clearly deserving of age...” – Charles Olken -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- RESTAURANT WINE – Four Stars + “Corley’s 2014 Cabernets (and blends) are very impressive wines, and among its best ever.” -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- “2014 was also an excellent vintage in California, where hundreds of producers made terrific Cabernet-based wines. Strongly recommended here are those from Corley (best reds, ever)...” -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- “The 2014 Reserve—a blend of Cabernet from Yountville, Rutherford, and St. Helena—is outstanding: supple, full bodied, and well balanced; a youthful Cabernet that is rich and complex in flavor (black currant, cassis, blackberry, cedar, tobacco, spicy oak), with a very long, tannic finish. Great value.” – Ronn Wiegand
Vineyard Notes
2014 was another wonderful wine-growing season in Napa Valley, a true classic. A wet February gave way to a characteristically dry spring. Except for slight heat spikes in June and then again in July, the weather remained consistent throughout the growing season. The accumulation of heat during the summer led to a slightly early harvest. The sunny weather through to October allowed the grapes still to develop more phenolic and flavor maturities with sugar levels remaining steady. The 2014 vintage, repeated many of the blessings that came in the 2012 and 2013 vintages with the deeply colored and velvety grape skins, brown seeds, fully ripened grape tannins, and a wonderful natural balance of brix and acidity. Aged 26 Months in 50% new French Oak Barrels.
Winemaker Notes
We suggest decanting for 30-60 minutes prior to serving.
44 Barrels; 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 8% Merlot
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