Monticello Vineyards

Block 2
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

2018 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 22 | Lot No. 128
Vintage

2016

Monticello Vineyards

Block 2

Cabernet Sauvignon
Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon: single vineyard, single block, single clone, single barrel
  • From Block 2 on the Monticello Estate, in the Oak Knoll District, a sweet spot in the Napa Valley
  • In honor of our dad, Jay Corley, who considered planting Block 2 to Cabernet Sauvignon in the 1970s
  • Aged 24 months in a French oak barrel

Our dad, Jay Corley, planted the Monticello Estate in 1969, mostly to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. He grew our Cabernet Sauvignon upvalley. Back then, he thought that Cabernet might work on our estate, due to the warm days and breezy afternoons. Nearly 50 years later, we think he would be proud of this estate wine.


Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

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.

Southern Napa Fine Wine House

2304 Main Street
Daphne  AL  36526
251-375-2800

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