50 YEARS PRODUCING TOP NAPA VALLEY WINES
It is a celebration of the depth that can be attained with this varietal in Oak Knoll District. We find dark berry fruit, hints of spice and light toasted oak, vanilla tones on the nose in thiswine. On the palate the wine is very well balanced with depth on the mid-palate but also nuance and finesse on the finish. The attack is big, but is supported by layers of Flavors on the midpalate. The tannins are moderate, and the underlying fruit character is deep, so that this wine will evolve gracefully over time. The finish is big, and lingers with dark red berry fruit and toasted oak.
100% Cabernet Franc
In 1808, Thomas Jefferson wrote, “We could, in the United States, make as great a variety of wines as are made in Europe, not exactly of the same kinds but doubtless as good.” Now 220 vintages later, the Corley Family pays homage to his prediction with the release of their 2018 Monticello Vineyards Jefferson Cuvee on Jefferson’s 277th birthday on April 13, 2020.
Making good on this 220-year-old pre- diction was a 50-year labor of love for the Corley Family. Founder Jay Corley made his foray into the industry in 1970. Adamant about keeping Monticello Vineyards as a family-owned and -managed venture as they enter the second half of their first century, four of Jay’s seven children are now at the helm — Kevin, Chris, Stephen and Kent.
True to Jefferson’s prediction, the family now grows and produces a variety of wine, farms five vineyards in the Napa Valley and produces 15,000 cases annually. The majority of the wine produced by the Corley family is designated MONTICELLO VINEYARDS; the CORLEY designation is for their reserve wines and MONTREAUX is for their sparkling wine.
Visitors are welcome to enjoy the serene setting and gracious Corley family hospitality in the gardens of the Jefferson House, with a 360-degree view of the valley, or in the intimate tasting rooms or in the Jefferson House Dining Room.