International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88Moderately saturated medium red-ruby. Fruit-driven, sappy aromas of blackberry and spicy oak, with a liqueur-like suggestion. Thicker and sweeter on the palate than Corison's flagship cabernet, with brooding, darker flavors of blackberry, plum, licorice, leather and minerals. A deeper wine, from fruit harvested quite late. Finishes with firm but fine tannins and lingering flavors of dark berries and leather. Needs a good five to seven years of cellaring.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2003
Self | Rating:Drink Dates: 2010-2020Author: Clem
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
- 48 bottles owned
- 15 collectors