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Corley Family Napa Valley

2015 Estate Grown Merlot

2015 Estate Grown Merlot
Monticello Vineyards

This wine offers bright red cherry and raspberry aromas, accompanied by dried floral tones intertwined with hints of mocha, vanilla, and cola. On the palate, I find the wine supple and invigorating with a wonderful round midpalate that is well-balanced on a beam of acidity. The framework of gentle tannins leads into a lingering finish that is both full and bright.

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Merlot
Appellation
Oak Knoll District
Aging
Drink Now through 2027
Alcohol %
14.2
Wine Spectator
90
Wine Enthusiast
90
Wine Profile & Ratings
Tasting Notes
This wine offers bright red cherry and raspberry aromas, accompanied by dried floral tones intertwined with hints of mocha, vanilla, and cola. On the palate, I find the wine supple and invigorating with a wonderful round midpalate that is well-balanced on a beam of acidity. The framework of gentle tannins leads into a lingering finish that is both full and bright.
Ratings
Wine Spectator 90 Points - Elegant and rich, with finely textured flavors of dried red currant, raspberry and plum. Brambly midpalate, with a finish that features chocolate mole and hoisin sauce notes. Drink now through 2023. 1,800 cases made. — KM
Awards
Wine Enthusiast 90 Points - Publishing September 2019
Vineyard Notes
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. In general, the wines from 2015 are displaying ripe fruit, great structure and balance.
Winemaker Notes
Decant 15 minutes prior to serving.
Production
1,600 Cases; 96% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc
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