International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92($125) Good bright ruby-red. Blackberry, blueberry, licorice and leather on the nose, with a suggestion of cherry liqueur. Dense but light on its feet, offering lovely depth of cherry, licorice and leather flavor. Wonderfully vinous wine; this really vibrates in the mouth. Cathy Corison makes wines for the long haul, and this one should evolve for at least a decade or two. The crop level here was two tons per acre in this copious vintage; in '04 and '06 it was more like 1.25, according to Corison.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2008
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
- 29 bottles owned
- 12 collectors