50 YEARS PRODUCING TOP NAPA VALLEY WINES
Attractive aromas of dark, ripe blackberry and raspberry with undertones of cola and cinnamon. On the palate, the wine introduces itself with confidence and following up with a round, full body. For a Pinot Noir bursting with vim and vigor, I find it nicely balanced by a modest and elegant acidity. This is a robust expression of Pinot Noir, true to its grapes, displaying deep, dark ripe berry flavors on the palate that follow through to a long and lingering finish.
100% Pinot Noir
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Monticello Vineyards - CORLEY
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.