Corlis Estates

Cabernet Sauvignon 2013, Estate Red 2013
Columbia Valley, Washington

Corliss 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon 

"Another incredible effort, the 2013 Columbia Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has a touch more freshness, as well as complexity, over the straight Colombia Valley blend. Black currants, graphite, leafy herbs and underbrush all flow to a full-bodied, ripe, beautifully textured, balanced red that has notable freshness and a great finish."
"94-96" The Wine Advocate - Jeb Dunnuk #231

"Bright red-ruby. Extremely primary, pure aromas and flavors of inky cassis, blueberry, licorice and minerals. Tight and high-pitched in the mouth, displaying outstanding depth, energy and minerality but extremely closed in the early going. This huge wine finishes with chewy, late-arriving, toothdusting tannins that will require cellaring, even after the wine is released in the fall of 2018. Corliss has increased its use of tight-grained Saint-Martin barrels in this wine, and it will need a while to absorb the oak. Distinctly cool, even a bit medicinal, for the 2013 vintage, this is likely to be very long-lived. Winemaker Andre Trio told me he added a bit of Petit Verdot "for back-palate texture and finer-grained tannins." "
96" Vinous - Steven Tanzer Nov 2016


Corliss 2013 Estate Red

"A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec, the 2013 Columbia Valley Red Wine from Corliss sports a deep ruby/purple color as well as textbook notes of crème de cassis, lead pencil shaving, smoke tobacco and hints of leafy herbs. Full-bodied, concentrated, pure and incredibly elegant, this is a gorgeous red that will benefit from short term cellaring and keep for two decades or more."
"94-96" The Wine Advocate - Jeb Dunnuk #231

"Bright ruby-red. Multifaceted nose offers aromas of currant, black cherry, cranberry, cocoa powder, licorice and Belgian chocolate, plus hint of tarry, earthy reduction. Wonderfully plush and utterly seamless, showing more obvious early sweetness than the Cabernet Sauvignon to its fine-grained dark fruit, chocolate and nutty oak flavors. An aromatically seductive wine of outstanding energy and finesse, this beauty finishes with noble, edge-free tannins that slowly saturate the front teeth. Should be fabulous upon its release in 2018."
"95"Vinous-Steven Tanzer Nov 2016