International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91(a tiny vintage, with production reduced further by strict selection at the time of blending): Good bright ruby-red. Enticing aromas of cassis, game, leather and spices. Suave and round in texture, with an exotic quality to the dark berry and chocolate flavors. Comes across as riper than the 2010 version but this is nonetheless rather austere for this bottling. Finishes with dusty tannins and very good length. (Reprinted from Issue 162.)Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2013
Wine Advocate | Rating: 94Cathy Corison's 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Corison is surprisingly deep, powerful and tannic. An exotic melange of dark cherries, plums, grilled herbs wraps around the palate. The 2009 is endowed with serious depth and tons of pure, unbridled energy. Mocha, espresso, menthol, and sweet spices all inform the warm, resonant finish. Readers will need to be patient with the 2009. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2029.Author: Antonio Galloni
Wine Spectator | Rating: 90Smooth and polished, offering a graceful mix of pure, rich black cherry and plum fruit that's delicate and well-centered, accented by spice and black licorice. Ends with supple, firm tannins and a dash of earthiness.Author: James Laube
Self | Rating:13.6%, balanced and pretty with soft tannins, silky mouthfeel; still very young on 11/06/13, and I imagine the already subtle oak will mellow/integrate further.Author: Jason
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
- 100 bottles owned
- 25 collectors