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This is Corison's single-vineyard, expensive Cab, and it's not as immediately delicious as their '05 regular Cab, which was released at the same time. However, the idea here seems to be ageability. It's a tannic, very ripely extracted wine whose blackberry, currant and dark chocolate flavors in this hot vintage veer into raisins, which may limit cellarability.


Intense and pleasantly earthy, with a mineral and sage edge to the firm dried currant and black cherry fruit. This is full-bodied and well-structured, offering both ripe flavors and restraint, ending with minerally tannins.

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The Winery


These aren’t the biggest or most obvious wines being made in the valley, but readers who are willing to spend some time getting to know these refined Cabernets will be amply rewarded.–Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Winegrower Cathy Corison produces artisanal Cabernet Sauvignon under her Corison label that speaks true to terroir, sourcing great benchland vineyards between the Rutherford and St. Helena appellations in Napa Valley. The winery, located in its timeless Victorian-style barn, is situated in the center of Cathy’s elusive Kronos Vineyard. Corison wines are unique in the fact that they are always 100% varietal. Additionally, their flagship Cabernet Sauvignon wines are held in high regard because they are not stereotypical rich, Napa Valley alcohol bombs, but instead have finesse and elegance that can carry them through years of aging. Cathy has been producing wine in the Napa Valley for nearly 30 years and has no intention of stopping any time soon!

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