The Corona Estate
- A family owned and operated winery in the heart of Valle de Guadalupe, established in 2011, Corona del Valle works with 9 varieties of grapes all of which come from their organically farmed sustainably run vineyards.
- Focus is on monovarietals, with fastidious attention to detail in the vineyards and making very pure honest wines with no corrections.
- The winery is designed with the utmost orientation to sustainability with forward thinking elements such as a rooftop solar array that provides enough energy to run their entire operation, and buried drip irrigation lines to reduce loss from evaporation to almost zero.
- Soil type: Decomposed sandstone and red clay
- Elevation: 1000 ft
- Vine age: vines planted in 2011
- Farmed organic (not certified)
Total Production: 9 wines (additional reservas in some vintages), 7,000 cases
2016 Tempranillo - Corona del Valle
Tasting Notes and Drinking Window:
A full-bodied red with fairly high tannins and a build that will allow it to age well over time. Cherry tobacco, cedar, dried fig and blueberry concentrate provide the foundation for the tertiary components of coconut, vanilla, wet stone and cured meats. Let this one breathe for 30 minutes to an hour before drinking if consumed in 2020.
500 cases made
Drinking window: Now - 12 years
Corona del Valle
Jac Cole - American lives in Napa
Hector Corona - Mexican
Ricardo Espinoza - Mexican
Valle de Guadalupe - Estate vineyards in the center of the valley at an elevation of 1,000 ft. Vines are 6 years old and planted in soil of decomposed sandstone mixed with red clay. While not certified, the vineyards are farmed organic.
Fermentation occured in stainless steel tanks with seeds and skins over a period of 4 weeks. After fermentation the wine was moved to French oak barrels (70% 2nd use, 30% 1st use) and aged for an additional 12 months.
Sulfites: 35 ppm