What an auction find. 1991 Monticello Vineyards Corley Select Reserve (not the Corley Reseve)

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What an auction find. 1991 Monticello Vineyards Corley Select Reserve (not the Corley Reseve)

#1 Post by ChristopherSK » July 20th, 2019, 1:57 pm

First thing to note is that this is not the Corley Reserve. This is the Corley "Select Reserve", which according to the winery is a blend of the Corley Reserve and Jefferson Cuvee in which the grapes were from Spring Mountatin and Stag's Leap; harvested on October 10th. I picked up a bottle of this at auction from Spectrum. In pristine shape! Cork was perfect. As shocking as it may sound for a wine like this that doesn't have the reputation of others, the wine easily could be drunk for another 2 to 5 years if properly cellared; I sense that this wine has been perfectly cellared its entire life. Red fruits and a chocolate character made this wine very appealing. Tannins were certainly present at first, but gracefully faded rather rapidly. Color was still dark red with almost no browning..........unbelievable. If I had to grade it, lets say a 92. The wine must not have been filtered as it threw a lot of sediment, which probably contributed to how it could age so well. 83% Cabernet Sauvignon and 17% Merlot. 14.1 per cent alcohol. What an utter steal of a wine. Went quite well with D'artagnon Wild Boar roast.
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