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1997 Corison - Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley (St Helena)

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 88 WS
  • 85 IWC
  • 80 JR
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 83538-1997-750-3A
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 88

    Elegant and complex, with supple tannins, herb, currant and berry flavors, picking up cedar and sage notes. 3,500 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 85

    Ruby-red. Medicinal aromas of black cherry, licorice, violet and herbs. Penetrating but hard-edged, and quite dominated by its structure. Still rather folded in on itself. I find the tannins distinctly tough for the year. Perhaps in an awkward stage today.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2001
  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    The deep crimson colour (impressive for a wine this old) is perhaps a little let down by the not-so-thrilling nose. Very slightly overripe.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Self | Rating: 96

    Author: Hurraerik
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Classic meritage. Balanced and smooth throughout. Great wine but not outstanding.
    Drink Dates: 2006-2008
    Author: Brian Firewalker
  • Self | Rating:

    Waited too long to open this one - it was corked.
    Author: Fine Wine Concierge
Winegrower Cathy Corison produces artisan Cabernet Sauvignon from great benchland vineyards between Rutherford and St. Helena in the Napa Valley. The estate vines of Kronos Vineyard, one of the oldest Cabernet vineyards in Napa, surround Corison Winery in its Victorian-style barn. Farmed organically and growing on gravelly loam soils, the gnarly old vines produce small yields and wines of uncommon concentration and refinement. They are juicy with blackberry and plum fruit, enhanced with a mineral note and violet perfume. Corison's wines are noted for their consistency and impeccable balance, powerful and elegant at the same time.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 226 bottles owned
  • 59 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 93
    (Out of 59 collectors)