• Corliss 2012 95+

    Corliss 2012

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    95+pts Antonio Galloni's Vinous

    95pts Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate

    "2012s are blockbusters that check in near the top of the heap"

    Robert Parker,'s Wine Advocate

    With the influence of Phillipe Melka in the cellar (and all that his experience brings from Chateau Haut-Brion, Dominus, and Chateau Petrus), this Bordeaux blend is an age-worthy blockbuster. 

    Antonio Galloni's Vinous: "(A blend of all five Bordeaux varieties; aged in 65% new for 28 months): Bright ruby-red. The nose offers a panoply or aromas without any sign of excess ripeness: huckleberry, alpine raspberry, plum and coriander, with sexy oak tones and a hint of medicinal lift. Wonderfully elegant, silky and tactile, with compellingly sweet currant and black cherry fruit perfectly balanced by harmonious acidity. A complete wine with great texture and energy. Still a bit tight on the back, but already spreads out to saturate the palate. The noble tannins should carry this wine for a long time. Drinking window: 2020-2033." Nov 2015

    Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate:  "The 2012 Columbia Valley Red Wine is another rock star Bordeaux blend that’s made from 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Cabernet Franc, 13% Merlot, and the balance Petit Verdot and Malbec. It was aged 28 months in 65% new French oak. Notes of cassis, tobacco leaf, lead pencil shavings and black currants all emerge from this rich, full-bodied and concentrated effort that has a big, layered texture, no hard edges and impeccable balance. It’s slightly more approachable than the straight Cabernet, yet should nevertheless evolve for just as long.  Drink date:  2018 - 2041."

    While I was less enamored with the 2011s from Corliss last year, their 2012s are blockbusters that check in near the top of the heap." Jun 2016

    Winery:  "Layered aromas of blackcurrant, rose petal, pencil shavings and graphite are infused with deep notes of cassis, tobacco leaf, cedar and thyme. The palate shows excellent textural depth with a concentration of both red and dark fruit flavors. Fine and persistent tannins, along with a dense and supple texture, make this a complete wine, with impeccable balance and energy."

    Varietal 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 29% Cabernet Franc, 13% Merlot, balance Petit Verdot and Malbec
    Total Acidity
    Aging 28 months in 65% new French oak
    Region Columbia Valley, Washington