2015 Monticello Vineyards Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley 'Corley Family, Estate Grown' Syrah
From its complex aroma to its exceptional balance to its long finish, this is a sensational Napa Valley Syrah.
Country: United States
Brand: Monticello Vineyards
Item #: 51051
About This Wine:
While “hippies” were doing their own thing, Jim Corley arrived in the Napa Valley to plant a vineyard. Now, more than four decades later, Corley Family Wines is proudly family owned and operated by Jay’s sons: Kevin, Chris and Stephen Corley.
It’s a small winery by industry standards, producing just 15,000 cases of wine per year under two labels: Corley and Monticello Vineyards. The family’s Monticello Estate and Knollwood Vineyards in Napa’s Oak Knoll District are planted to Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah.
The Syrah grapes are transformed into stunning wines, quite similar in style to the great renditions from France, which are known for their fruitful, earthy and spicy character. The 2015 vintage exhibits all of those characteristics, and its complex nose is the result of a relatively small yield that concentrated aromas and flavors in the grapes. It’s a wine that’s easy to love.