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2005 Monticello Vineyards Corley Family Estate Grown Merlot, Oak Knoll District, USA

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Wine Notes

Ownership: Corley Family Vineyards.

Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $34

Awards
Award Organization Award Year Result
San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2008 Schott Zwiesel Silver

Price History for 2005 Monticello Vineyards Corley Family Estate Grown Merlot, Oak Knoll District, USA
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Grape Variety

Merlot is a red wine variety with strong historic ties to Bordeaux and the southwest of France. It is the predominant variety in most wines from Saint-Emilion and Pomerol, the area in which the variety originated. The variety is now widely planted in wine regions across the world and, in terms of the volumes of wine produced internationally, it is rivaled only by its Bordeaux companion, Cabernet Sauvignon.

In France, Merlot is the most widely planted red wine variety of all, and it is also extremely popular in northern Italy and the warmer areas of southern ...more


Region
  • The Oak Knoll District AVA (officially the Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley) of California's Napa Valley wine region covers 8300 acres (3358ha) of the valley floor immediately north of Napa township.

    Oak Knoll District was officialized as a new AVA in 2004, after the local vinegrowers' drawn-out bureaucratic struggle to gain independent recognition for their terroir. The justification for Oak Knoll District's status as a separate AVA stems from the coolness of the climate. Average summer temperatures are several degrees cooler compared to the likes of St. Helena and Calistoga, mostly thanks to the cooling fog and breezes from San Pablo Bay 15 miles (25km) to the south. With a warm spring and a cool summer, the ...more

  • Napa Valley, an hour's drive north of San Francisco, California, is the most famous and prestigious wine region anywhere in the New World. Although a number of grape varieties are grown in the valley's vineyards, the area is particularly known for its Cabernet Sauvignon. The classic 'Napa Cab', the archet...more

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