2009 Corison - Cabernet Sauvignon Kronos Vineyard 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

Medium ruby-red. High-pitched aromas of cassis, licorice, violet and herbs, with a strong mineral component contributing to the impression of purity. A step up in density over the Napa bottling but without any sacrifice of brightness. Finishes sweet and very long, with a serious dusting of tannins and excellent breadth.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 162

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Average rating: 94, based on 1 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

15 bottles owned by 6 collectors.

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About This Producer

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.

Wine Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is perhaps the world's best known red variety, with its full-bodied, intense profile. An offspring of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, it is the primary grape of Bordeaux's Left Bank (Medoc and Graves regions) and the Napa Valley, but can be found growing all over the world. Typical descriptors for Cabernet Sauvignon are cassis, cedar, mint, black pepper, eucalyptus, and pencil lead.

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