2012 Corley Cabernet Sauvignon "Monticello Vineyards Jefferson Cuvee"
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Monticello Vineyards Jefferson Cuvee"
Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape blend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon & 25% Cabernet Franc
Region: Napa Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: unknown
KWG Score: 91 (based on 1 review)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)
Review date: January 14, 2015
Wine Review: This ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Corley is very good. It opens with a mild blueberry and oak like bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and juicy. The flavor profile is a very tasty mild oak influenced gentle blueberry with notes of cocoa. The finish is dry and its well managed moderate tannins are sticky. This Cab based wine is food friendly but needs some fat in the short term. I would decant it and serve it with a well-marbled ribeye steak. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: The wine reveals a deeply tinted, dark garnet color. The expressive aromas offer blackberry, mocha, coffee and lightly toasted oak. A full entry on the palate delivers a juicy core with moderate tannins and a lingering finish. Ebullient flavors stay in sync with the nose, echoing dark berries and mocha tones from start to end. Drink now through 2026. Food Pairing Suggestion: Roasted venison with wild blackberry sauce and porcini polenta.
Organic status: not organic
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