Monticello Vineyards

The Tributary
2010 Red Wine
Napa Valley

2012 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 16 | Lot No. 95
Vintage

2010

Monticello Vineyards

The Tributary

Red Wine
Napa Valley

10 cases produced

Our 2012 Premiere Napa Valley lot, The Tributary, is an estate grown blend of 33% Merlot, 33% Cabernet Franc, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon. This unique bottling from the 2010 vintage is an upstream tribute to our father and Monticello founder, Jay Corley. The Tributary reflects our respect and gratitude for our dad, a great man and a pioneer of modern day Napa Valley. The Tributary undulates with our ongoing stream of consciousness in search of the best that we have within us. Like a river, we have no end, only a new beginning.


Aging Process

21 Months in 100% New French Oak

Chris Corley

Winemaker, Monticello Vineyards

Winemaker, Chris Corley

I worked at my family's winery in the summers as a teenager, and began full time in the cellar shortly after graduating high school.

Country born: United States

Education: I didn't go to college, choosing rather to learn my craft from the winemakers above and around me through an apprenticeship of 10 years in my family's winery, Monticello Vineyards prior to taking over as head winemaker. I find that the more I learn, the more questions I have. Educating ourselves is lifelong commitment and pursuit.

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Honors / Awards:
The greatest honor that I have received is from my family, entrusting me with making the wines that carry our Corley Family name.

Winemaking Philosophy:
The best wines are a combination of respectful grapegrowing and determined winemaking. I listen to the grapes in the field but command the wines in the cellar.

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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

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ROY Estate 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Voix Basse (a whisper) 17
Tetra 2011 Red Wine Napa Valley Tetra 17
Erba Mountainside Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Clonal Selection 16
HUNNICUTT 2010 Cabernet Franc Napa Valley 16
Monticello Vineyards 2010 Red Wine Napa Valley The Tributary 16
O'Shaughnessy Estate Winery 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain 16
Round Pond Estate 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford 16
Seavey Vineyard 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 16
Volker Eisele Family Estate 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Chiles Valley District 16
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