Monticello Vineyards (Corley Family)

Estate Grown Oak Knoll Syrah

9.026 ratings
8.83 pro ratings
Oak Knoll, Napa Valley, California, USA
Syrah
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Earthy nose of blueberries, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, vegetables, vinaigrette, earth, leather, forest floor, tobacco leaf, spices, graphite and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with cherries, plums, blueberries, oak, vanilla, cloves, tobacco, espresso, spices, pencil lead, peppercorn and leather.

Tangy finish with soft tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a nice Syrah from Napa Valley. Not fully balanced, but enjoyable with food and by itself. Showing nice complexity and mouthfeel.

Still young and needs another few years in the bottle to mature.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$48.

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Earthy nose of blueberries, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, coffee, vegetables, vinaigrette, earth, leather, forest floor, tobacco leaf, spices, graphite and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with cherries, plums, blueberries, oak, vanilla, cloves, tobacco, espresso, spices, pencil lead, peppercorn and leather.

Tangy finish with soft tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a nice Syrah from Napa Valley. Not fully balanced, but enjoyable with food and by itself. Showing nice complexity and mouthfeel.

Still young and needs another few years in the bottle to mature.

14.8% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$48.

Nov 14th, 2018
David Bettencourt

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.

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.

Jan 24th, 2021
Pablo Cetlinski

Dark fruit and full body. Bits of gamey aromas on the nose. Definitelly dark fruit flavors

Dark fruit and full body. Bits of gamey aromas on the nose. Definitelly dark fruit flavors

Aug 27th, 2019
Andrew Schalkwyk

Very nice to start, but fails to hold ones attention.

Very nice to start, but fails to hold ones attention.

Mar 7th, 2015
Pat Sperry

Syrah, not chard

Syrah, not chard

Nov 2nd, 2014
Erin Celello

One of the best Pinots I've ever had. Amazing!

One of the best Pinots I've ever had. Amazing!

Oct 25th, 2014
Camilo Viafara

Camilo had this 5 years ago

Camilo had this 5 years ago

Aug 5th, 2016
Autumn Anderson

Autumn had this 7 years ago

Autumn had this 7 years ago

Feb 13th, 2015
Marc Strauss

Marc had this a year ago

Marc had this a year ago

Nov 18th, 2020
Eleanor Snyder

Eleanor had this 4 years ago

Eleanor had this 4 years ago

Sep 2nd, 2017