The Corley family has been growing grapes and making wine in Napa Valley for 46 years
This single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon comes from a small family-owned vineyard in St. Helena
This wine was aged in a unique, custom-coopered hybrid barrel composed of French and Virginian oaks
We honor the French and Virginian connection that Thomas Jefferson established nearly 250 years ago
This wine celebrates our Corley family’s 46-year winegrowing tradition at Monticello Vineyards, and also uniquely honors Thomas Jefferson’s French and Virginian connections ... with grapes, wine and diplomacy. This unique lot is 100% 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon from the wonderful Yewell Vineyard in St. Helena. We designed a unique hybrid barrel specifically for this lot, composed of French and Virginian oak. The 2015 vintage was a phenomenal one for Cabernet Sauvignon, and this one-of-a-kind wine will stand tall in your cellar.
Single vineyard wine
Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled
Winemaker, Monticello Vineyards
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.
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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