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Corliss Estates Red Wine 2009

Corliss Estates

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94+ Wine Advocate: "A big, rich and stacked effort, Corliss’s 2010 Columbia Valley Red Wine (made as a Red Mountain AVA wine in this vintage) has awesome density and concentration to go with ripe notes of cassis, black cherries, smoked earth and crushed rocks. There’s a lot of fruit here (surprising in the vintage), but it shows more and more tannic grip and underlying structure with time in the glass. Seeing 30 months in new and used French oak, it has the texture and polish to drink beautifully today, but I think it will be even better with short-term cellaring, and have upward of two decades of overall longevity."

2009 vintage, 94 points Wine Advocate: "The 2009 Red Wine is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec. It exhibits up-front, ripe aromas and flavors of black raspberry, chocolate ganache, black currants, lead pencil and toast to go with full-bodied richness and depth on the palate. More rounded, up-front and approachable than the straight Cabernet release, it's a sexy, hard-to-resist red to enjoy over the coming decade or more."

Previous vintage notes: Wine Advocate 94+ points: "Just about as good, the Bordeaux blend 2008 Corliss is comprised of 34% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Petit Verdot and 5% Malbec that spent 30 months in 65% new French oak. Almost a meal on its own, it has full, rich aromas and flavors of currants, smoked herbs, milk chocolate and potpourri to go with a full-bodied, beautifully textured and balanced palate. Youthfully structured and tannic, it needs another 1-2 years of bottle age and will keep for 10-15 years. Drink 2015-2023."

Silky and sappy, billowing Amarena cherry and concentrated raspberry, with blue fruit underpinnings and chocolate shavings towards the finish. Andy and I love this wine; it is one of our top 5 Washington reds. We like that it's a more approachable than the Cab because hey, we're better at drinking wine than we are at cellaring wine. - Marcus

2007 vintage notes: This red absolutely floored me - in fact, I preferred it to the Cab, perhaps because it is drinking so beautifully right now. Supple and voluminous, with cassis and loganberry cascading across your palate. Nuances of cedar, sage, iron and baker's chocolate round out this damn near perfect red wine. The two best Washington reds I've tried all year: Figgins 09 and Corliss 07. I highly, highly recommend it. - Marcus

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (34%), Merlot (33%), Petit Verdot (19%), Malbec (9%) and Cabernet Franc (5%) from The Corliss vineyard in the Red Mountain AVA and a scattering of other area vineyards. Generous and approachable, the wine has the Red Mountain hallmark of dusty cocoa and chocolate in scent and taste.

Corliss Red wine review

2006 Wine Advocate - 94 points - The 2006 Red is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, and Petit Verdot aged in 73% new oak for 33 months. This loaded effort delivers a sexy concoction of toasty oak, exotic spices, and assorted black fruits that titillates the nose. Deftly combining power and elegance, it should see its 20th birthday in peak form.

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