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Monticello Vineyards Corley 2018 Estate Grown Chardonnay

Monticello Vineyards

2018 Chardonnay
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Monticello Vineyard, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley, CA

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Monticello Vineyards and the Corley family invite all those who purchase a case (12 bottles) of the 2018 Block 1 Chardonnay to their one-of-a-kind property. Recipients will be treated 4 wine lovers to a VIP wine tasting and tour of the house on the property that resembles the original famous Monticello in Virginia. This includes an option for a virtual tasting for those not able to travel to Napa Valley.
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Tasting Notes:
This wine has wonderful and expressive aromas of tropical fruits like mango, melon and fig. These are balanced with light citrus tones. There is a light creaminess and a hint of butterscotch from the French oak barrels and partial malolactic fermentation. On the palate the wine is rich, with a light beam of fresh acidity.
Tasting Notes by Winemaker Chris Corley
  • Grapes

    100% Estate Grown Chardonnay
    Block I, Clone 96

  • Region
    Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley, CA
  • Production
    4 barrels
  • Alcohol
  • Aging Potential
    Ready to enjoy now or cellar over the next 5-7 years
Chris Corley Monticello Vineyards Wine
Chris Corley
About the Winemaker:
"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." – Winemaker Chris Corley
Monticello Vineyards
About the Vineyard:
Corley Family Chardonnay plantings are on their Estate in the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley. This vineyard is planted to three different clones of Chardonnay: Dijon Clones #76, #95, and #96.
Additional Winemaker Notes:

HARVEST : Hand-Picked September 7, 2018.
CRUSHING : 50% Destemmed, Crushed and Skin-Soaked. 50% Whole Cluster Pressing.
FERMENTATION : ½ Barrel Fermentation, ½ Concrete Egg Fermentation. Wild Yeasts.
AGING : 14 Months In Barrels & Concrete. 40% New French Oak, 40% Concrete, 10% Acacia Barrel.

This is a new release for Monticello Vineyards. Cellar Angels customers are some of the first to gain access along with the Monticello Vineyards club members.
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Food Pairing Suggestions:
Pair this rich Chardonnay with salmon off the grill with pineapple chutney, summer salads, chicken and light mushroom dishes. Also consider crab, prawns, creamy Vegetable Soups. Perfect cheese pairings include Brie, Creamy Camembert.
About the Winery
The Corley Family of Monticello Vineyards Napa Valley Monticello Vineyards, owned by the Corley family in Napa Valley, is proud to be a family owned and managed winery. Founder Jay Corley came to Napa Valley in 1969 seeking land to plant and grow an estate vineyard. Forty plus years later, sons Kevin, Chris and Stephen manage the winery. Kevin is the Winegrower and President, Chris is the Winemaker, and Stephen, Director of Wine Sales. Monticello Vineyards is a small winery producing limited quantity artisan wines. Learn more