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2007 Corliss Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 8395182 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased at retail

Bidder Amount Total
phima $65 $65
$65
Item Sold Amount Date
I8395182 1 $65 Aug 21, 2022
I8383563 4 $65 Aug 14, 2022
I8369973 3 $65 Aug 7, 2022
I8369663 2 $65 Aug 7, 2022
I8333631 6 $70 Jul 17, 2022
I8322791 2 $70 Jul 17, 2022
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RATINGS

95Stephen Tanzer

Explosive nose offers boysenberry, redcurrant, cherry, tobacco, graphite and sandalwood. Wonderfully silky and concentrated, with outstanding lift to its almost painfully intense berry, spice, earth and mineral flavors... a beauty.

94Wine Enthusiast

Concentrated and wonderfully aromatic.. Smooth as silk, it mixes berry, cherry, and plum fruit, now softening, with whiffs of smoke, green tea, and chocolate. Just past the stage of primary fruit flavors, it drinks beautifully...

PRODUCER

Corliss Estate

Corliss Estate is in Walla Walla. It was founded by Seattle developer Michael Corliss and had its debut commercial vintage with the 2003 bottling. The winemaking team includes Andrew Trio and Griffin Frey, as well as consulting by Philippe Melka, a celebrated winemaker now based in Napa Valley. Corliss owns nearly 600 acres of estate vineyards, with 350 of those acres in the Red Mountain AVA and 50 acres in the Yakima Valley AVA. Corliss makes Cabernet Sauvignon, a Bordeaux-style blend and Syrah, all in quantities of 500 cases or fewer per year. Corliss wines have impressed reviewers. Wine Advocate has rated the first few vintages in the mid to high 90s.

REGION

United States, Washington, Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley AVA is larger than some states. At 18,000 square miles, or 11 million acres, the appellation covers almost half of Washington State and a small part of Oregon on the south side of the Columbia River. Established in 1984, Columbia Valley contains numerous sub appellations within its boundaries, including Yakima Valley AVA and Walla Walla AVA, both large and important wine districts. Columbia Valley AVA, generally called the Columbia Basin by Pacific Northwesterners, is in the Columbia River Plateau, and the AVA also includes a section of northeastern Oregon. There are dozens of microclimates within this appellation of about 7,000 vineyard acres. Many kinds of grapes are grown in the Columbia Valley, though the principal grapes planted are Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Riesling, Syrah, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc. Eastern Washington experiences very hot summers and cold winters, and the northern latitude means that Washington vineyards receive several more hours of sun in the summer than California vineyards. Grapes in Washington therefore have time to develop significant tannins and overall ripeness.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.