Posts Tagged Corralitos Wine Company

2009 Corralitos ‘La Tache Clone’ Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands

In its brief history, Corralitos Wine Company has established a pattern of releasing its Pinot Noir bottlings about six months to a year after other wineries. So while we’re seeing plenty of 2010, 2011 and even 2012 Pinots in the marketplace,... Read more

2009 Corralitos Wine Company ‘Dijon Clones’ Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands

Transparent coral with orange glints, this wine engages with a smoky aroma, complemented by notes of dried orange peel, vanilla and light red cherry. With time in the glass, a rose petal aroma emerges. The wine has a light and feminine mouth entry,... Read more

2008 Corralitos ‘La Tache Clone’ Pinot Noir, Lucia Highlands Vineyard, Monterey County

Deep translucent dark ruby color with violet streaks. Winemaker/founder Robert Marani held back the release of this wine, waiting for the component parts to mesh. Good call! High-toned wood scents intermingle with full black cherry, tea and cola... Read more

2010 Corralitos Chardonnay, Santa Lucia Highlands

Medium straw color. Initial oak aromas of smoke, toast and vanilla frame rich scents of pineapple upside-down cake. The wine is voluptuous and weighty in the mouth, where a mix of buttered tropical fruits step forward. The aromas and flavors... Read more

2008 Corralitos Wine Company Merlot, Livermore Valley

A classic nose of currant, cranberry and a hint of herbs. With air, it picks up a mocha component. In the mouth, it is lush and full of black stone fruits. The juicy currant and cranberry finish lingers for 20-plus seconds. Nicely balanced. This is... Read more

2008 Corralitos Wine Company Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands

Deep plum in color. Complex aromas of smoke, strawberry jam and raspberry lead to flavors of black fruits and berries. While soft in the mouth, there is a bit of grip at the end. Over several hours, the wine softened and picked up an orange peel... Read more