CORLEY Pinot Noir | 2018, Block 2 | Clone 777, Oak Knoll District has seductive ripe aromas of guava, mango, and pineapple interlaced with fresher citrus aromas of lemon zest and meringue. There is a nice stony tone from the concrete fermentation vessel we used and a richer element of vanilla and toast from the barrels. On the palate, the wine is both rich and refreshing. While it is rich on the palate it is framed with an elegant acidity and a light citrus finish.
CORLEY Chardonnay | 2018, Block 3 | Clone 95, Oak Knoll District has been one of the more ‘lively’ of the three clones of Pinot Noir that we currently grow. The aromas offer strawberry, cola, and cinnamon on the nose. On the palate, the wine is very well balanced, displaying a soft, velvety texture with a vibrant beam of acidity which provides a wonderful structure for such an elegantly framed wine. I find the wine is a little darker on the palate than on the nose, offering flavors of raspberry, black cherry, and cola leading into a long, smooth finish.