Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2002: Another masterpiece from Cathy Corison,
engaging and elegant, but with enough concentration for extended aging. A
rich and complete mouth feel with juicy fruit balanced with good
acidity. The finish is long and harmonious. 97 points. Drink 2007-2020.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley ($60; bottled in December of 2004): Dark
ruby-red. High-pitched aromas of cassis, violet Good deep red-ruby.
Captivating, complex nose offers cassis, licorice, pipe tobacco, bay,
rosemary and a resiny perfume; reminded me of Leoville-Las Cases.
Large-scaled and wonderfully aromatic on the palate, with superb sappy
concentration and depth. This is downright sweet for a Corison Cabernet
but it comes across as quite young today owing to its energy. Really
saturates the mouth on the back end, with the fruit blowing past the
fine dusty tannins. For a big, round Cabernet, this finishes with a
magically light touch and a real whiplash of flavor. A great vintage
for this wine, still with many years ahead of it. 93 pts.
California Cabernet 2002 /THE BEST OF 2002
Five Stars - Corison Winery, Napa Valley
Cassis and blackberry, soft grained tannins, multilayered, classic structure. 4-10 years.
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