“Bright, dark ruby-red. Blackberry, licorice, wild herbs and bitter chocolate on the nose, with some complicating savory notes. Fine-grained, glossy and super concentrated, boasting bulletproof flavors of dark berries, bitter chocolate, cocoa powder and sexy Taransaud spices complicated by a subtle savory quality. This very dark, brooding wine is still an infant but already delivers noteworthy sex appeal owing to its velvety claret-like texture. Finishes with big, sweet tongue and tooth-dusting tannins and terrific mounting length."
Red Mountain, Walla Walla, Washington
"At Corliss, we exercise the discipline to make the highest quality decisions at each stage of winemaking, from vine to bottle. From sustainable, meticulous viticulture in our Estate Vineyards, to individual berry sorting at harvest, to slow native yeast fermentation in micro-scale custom oak and concrete fermenters. We follow this with extended elevage in barrel, rigorous selection of the best lots for blending, and over two years of additional aging in bottle before the wines are finally labeled and available for your enjoyment.
Our winemaking is the result of teamwork and patience. Michael and Lauri Corliss have, from the beginning, been at the center. They are engrossed in every detail and have guided our winemaking philosophy. They are the barometer of consistency for developing the Corliss style. Surrounding Michael and Lauri is a talented staff of winemaking professionals including our winemaker Andrew Trio who brings experience and perspective from Australia, Napa, and Europe. He is joined by Philippe Melka, who is one of the world’s most highly regarded winemaking consultants. Working together, we dedicate our best efforts with every vine, every grape and every bottle."
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