Monticello Vineyards (Corley Family)

Corley Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.179 ratings
9.16 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

A typical Cabernet with small amounts of other grapes, 8% Merlot & Cabernet Franc, aged for 30 months in oak. Dark red with berry fruit aromas with oak and spice notes. On the palate blackberry & blueberry flavors with vanilla oak tones, ok balanced with acidity. Medium+ with grippy fine tannins ending with toasty oak notes. Pricey, nothing special for 80 bucks. Tasting Sample.

A typical Cabernet with small amounts of other grapes, 8% Merlot & Cabernet Franc, aged for 30 months in oak. Dark red with berry fruit aromas with oak and spice notes. On the palate blackberry & blueberry flavors with vanilla oak tones, ok balanced with acidity. Medium+ with grippy fine tannins ending with toasty oak notes. Pricey, nothing special for 80 bucks. Tasting Sample.

Mar 25th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

A typical Cabernet with small amounts of other grapes, 8% Merlot & 4% Cabernet Franc, aged for 30 months in oak. Dark red with berry fruit aromas with oak and spice notes. On the palate blackberry & blueberry flavors with rich vanilla oak tones, balanced with acidity. Lingering with nice mouthfeel on fine tannins ending with toasty oak notes. Pricey. Tasting Sample.

A typical Cabernet with small amounts of other grapes, 8% Merlot & 4% Cabernet Franc, aged for 30 months in oak. Dark red with berry fruit aromas with oak and spice notes. On the palate blackberry & blueberry flavors with rich vanilla oak tones, balanced with acidity. Lingering with nice mouthfeel on fine tannins ending with toasty oak notes. Pricey. Tasting Sample.

Jul 16th, 2017
Sipping Fine Wine

A typical Cabernet with small amounts of other grapes, Merlot for example, with black fruit aromas and spice. Blackberry and currants with licorice and pepper spice, big acidity with firm tannins. Medium length ending with earthy tones. Pricey, many others better at lower cost.

A typical Cabernet with small amounts of other grapes, Merlot for example, with black fruit aromas and spice. Blackberry and currants with licorice and pepper spice, big acidity with firm tannins. Medium length ending with earthy tones. Pricey, many others better at lower cost.

Jun 30th, 2017
Seiji Takeuchi

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.

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.

Feb 10th, 2021
Collin Clark

Very smooth yet light. A hint of soft juice Followed by a dryness that wisps away worries

Very smooth yet light. A hint of soft juice Followed by a dryness that wisps away worries

Jan 15th, 2021
Dmitri Brown

2015. Has good structure—a little light but hitting the points.

2015. Has good structure—a little light but hitting the points.

Jan 13th, 2021
Scott Petrus

Structure, cassis and power.

Structure, cassis and power.

Dec 5th, 2020
Alex Sessions

Good, not too much tannin, but a little past it’s prime I think. Missing all those complex aromas and layers

Good, not too much tannin, but a little past it’s prime I think. Missing all those complex aromas and layers

Oct 13th, 2020
Joe Gillies

Drinking very well! Reminds me of Friendly's French Vanilla ice cream type aromas with some black cherry. Excellent. Black fruits with vanilla and a touch of charcoal on the palate. Pnp and still no rush to drink.

Drinking very well! Reminds me of Friendly's French Vanilla ice cream type aromas with some black cherry. Excellent. Black fruits with vanilla and a touch of charcoal on the palate. Pnp and still no rush to drink.

Oct 3rd, 2020
Joe Gillies

Wonderful, drinking perfectly right now. Big smiles for this wine!

Wonderful, drinking perfectly right now. Big smiles for this wine!

Dec 21st, 2019