Monticello Vineyards (corley Family)

Monticello Vineyards (Corley Family)

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1986

A member of our Tasting Group provided this bottle from his cellar. It had been opened 90 minutes prior to service, poured into a decanter and, in typical Tasting Group fashion, presented double-blind. Appearance: a deep, slightly turbid, garnet color with some very slight browning towards the rim. Medium intensity. Medium viscosity. On the nose this was fully developed with notes of red and dark fruit, grilled Poblano pepper, leather, and sweet pipe tobacco and baking spices. I felt certain, from the bouquet alone, that we were in the presence of a wine that had seen some significant age. On the palate, a mix of dried fruits including cherries, dates and figs with milk chocolate, nuts, leather, and tobacco. Plush mouthfeel. The tannins were medium and fully integrated at this point. Acid was medium+ which provided youthful energy. The finish was long, lovely. In fact, the flavor on the finish reminded me a bit of a Palmer Twin Bing. I called Napa Cabernet from the 1990 vintage. I was pretty darned close! This bottle was hitting right now and well-stored examples should continue to drink well over the next 5-10 years. — 19 days ago

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King Family Vineyards

Mountain Plains Monticello Merlot

So rich and full bodied — so Cali of Matthieu! Rich tannins close out the dark berry compote acid energy. 1st meal with brisket and 2nd with Texas keto chili. Cheers! — 3 months ago

Monticello Vineyards (Corley Family)

Corley Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Ruby red and very fragrant. Full bodied with raspberry taste. This is the bottle I bought at the Monticello Winery in California, when we visited in February of 2020. Great memories of traveling. In celebratiom fo my daughter starting work this month. — 6 months ago

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King Family Vineyards

Monticello Sauvignon Blanc 2019

It’s just like VA to build another unique format to distinct varietal like SB. 10 months in oak :) the attack is more lime juice with tropical grass highlights. The focal point though is the TEXTURE/MOUTHFEEL. I just adored the weightiness and heft - the creaminess amplified the slight vanillin of the oak. I will gladly get another bottle for the cellar - let’s see what it does in 2 years! — 21 days ago

King Family Vineyards

Crosé Merlot Rosé 2019

Crisp and clean with a bit of strawberry and watermelon. Perfect for post yard work — 2 months ago

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King Family Vineyards

Monticello Viognier 2019

Really enjoyed the balance of fruit and oak - good for a cooler day when you still want a white. Not ideal summer drinking wine — 5 months ago

Corley Family

Tietjen Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

On of the undiscovered single vineyard Cabs of Napa. Bordeaux finesse and Napa deepness. — a month ago

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Corley Family

State Lane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

This needs more time in the bottle. Still has more tannins than I prefer. Even after 3+ decanting. Next bottle next year sometime. — a month ago

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Monticello Vineyards (Corley Family)

Estate Grown Oak Knoll District Merlot 2017

So delicious sitting here with my sis and hubby. — 4 months ago

Monticello Vineyards (Corley Family)

Estate Grown Oak Knoll Syrah 2016

Blueberry, strawberry, vanilla, lemongrass combine with a hint of honeysuckle on the nose. It needed about 30 minutes to open up and it was very reserved with the first pour. The oak hits hard with strong cherry flavor as you drink this 2016 vintage. Paired nicely with a shrimp, scallop and lobster fra diavlo linguine, but needed food. On its own it was a bit tight and dry. — 6 months ago