Corley Family Napa Valley

(707) 253-2802 4242 Big Ranch Rd
Napa, CA 94558
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We are very proud to be a family owned and managed winery. Our father, Jay Corley, came to Napa Valley in 1969 seeking land to plant and grow an estate vineyard. Thirty-five plus years later, sons Kevin, Chris and Stephen manage the winery: Kevin is our Winegrower and President, Chris is our Winemaker, and Stephen is our Director of Wine Sales. We are a small winery producing approximately 15,000 cases of wine annually designated MONTICELLO VINEYARDS, CORLEY RESERVE and CORLEY. In 1969 our father, Jay Corley, began searching for an appropriate site to grow wine grapes and quickly recognized that the best wines in the United States were made from grapes grown in the Napa Valley. Since his personal interest was in Burgundian-style wines, he chose to initially focus on Chardonnay and Pinot Noir and therefore acquired land in what is now known as the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley in 1970. The Oak Knoll District is in southern Napa Valley, just north of the town of Napa, and with its cooler temperatures Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • Monticello Vineyards Merlot Estate 2008


    Core of dark fruits with just a touch of boysenberry, little bit spice. Medium-full bodied, moderate finish, barest hint of tannins, and very subtle oak. Read More

    Wine review by cgplayer9

  • Monticello Vineyards/Corley Family Napa Valley Corley Reserve Chardonnay 2005


    I liked it, wine store pushed it pretty hard I tried the 2010 vintage which was good Read More

    Wine review by frglover9

  • Monticello Vineyards Napa Valley Presidential Merlot 2006


    First night: very disappointing. Second night: WOW! Very nice fruitiness - black/blue berries, cherry cola, hint of mushroom (in a good way), healthy dose of pepper, and very subtle toast. Good dose of acid makes the fruit really zing, silky tannins with very fine dust. Decent length peppery, aromatic finish. This is definitely a Merlot that can... Read More

    Wine review by cgplayer9

  • Monticello Vineyards Estate Grown Oak Knoll District Merlot 2007


    This Merlot from the cooler Oak Knoll part of Napa Valley harkens back to old school Napa as well as ye olde world France. Exquisitely balanced, the wine shows focused rays of black cherry and red currants counterpointed by espresso and cocoa powder and kept lithe and lively by that great cool weather acidity. Read More

    Wine review by Matthew Hugh Walker

  • A couple of news items I was pondering today.First, Robert Parker came out with his ratings for the 2009 Bordeaux vintage. Ever the masochist, I decided to go look at some prices in the marketplace after the ratings were released. Some samplings:2009 Chatau Latour                        100 points                  $21,500 a case2009 Chateau Marg... Read More

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  • Corley Family Napa Valley Monticello Vineyards Rose 2007


    Fruity without being overly sweet or sugary. No aftertase. Probably my favorite Rose I've ever had. Read More

    Wine review by kagbones

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  • Monticello Vineyards Estate Grown Pinot Noir 2006


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    Wine review by culberdc

  • Corley Family Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2005


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  • Monticello Vineyards Merlot Estate 2004


    although Merlot gets a bad rap, still don't understand that, it is better than a lot of expensive cabs Ive had. You get your moneys worth and a wine to really talk about. nice nose, very smooth and low acidic which is great for me since over time that has been a health concern for me. very nice. Read More

    Wine review by spartan

  • Monticello Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Jefferson Cuvée 2003


    deep red color, dry, very fruity, acidic finish. very good Read More

    Wine review by loudini56

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