Corliss Red 2005

Bordeaux Red Blends from Columbia Valley, Washington

Item No. 110833
  • red wine
  • ST93
  • RP93
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.9%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 9% Malbec, 8% Cabernet Franc 8%, 7% Petit Verdot

Critical Acclaim

"The 2005 Corliss Red is a blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 9% Malbec, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 7% Petit Verdot aged in 73% new French oak for 33 months. The fruit was sourced from some of the finest sites of the Columbia Valley. Purple in color with an inviting perfume of pain grille, pencil lead, violets, spice box, black cherry, and blackberry, on the palate it is full-bodied with outstanding volume and concentration. Savory black fruits and spice emerge from this smooth-textured offering leading to a lengthy, pure finish. It has the structure to evolve for at least 3-4 years and will deliver a drinking window extending from 2014 to 2025. "
93 Points

"Good medium red. Captivating, perfumed aromas of raspberry, plum, redcurrant, cocoa powder, mocha and nutty oak. Then vibrant and tight in the mouth, with a lovely subtle sweetness but also firm underlying spine to its deep currant and cedar flavors. Very cabernet sauvignon in its finesse and structure. Finishes with tongue-dusting tannins and lingering sweetness. "
93 Points

Learn About Corliss

There is a saying that, one makes a thousand decisions from vine to bottle. At Corliss, we exercise the discipline to make the highest quality decisions at each stage. From sustainable, meticulous viticulture in our four Estate Vineyards, to individual berry sorting at harvest, to slow native yeast fermentations in micro-scale custom oak fermenters. We follow this with extended...

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Learn About Columbia Valley

Columbia Valley is the largest of Washington State's wine growing regions, with almost 11 million acres. It encompasses a number of smaller regions, including Yakima Valley, Walla Walla Valley, Red Mountain and more. The vast area consists of a range of climates, allowing viticulturists to plant a diverse selection of grape varieties. Most wineries plant rows sparsely, which...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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