2008 Kronos Cabernet 1.5L

2008 Kronos Cabernet 1.5L


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2008 saw a second year of drought and a heat spike during flowering which kept the crop very small. Early budbreak got the ball rolling in the spring but an unusually cool summer followed giving us the long, even ripening we hope for.
This wine exhibits a wonderful yin and yang of juicy approachability and firm, classic structure. The cool ripening season resulted in a vast range of fruit flavors, all the way from bright black cherry and blueberry through plums and cassis to blackberries and boysenberries. Hints of chocolate peek around the corner and spicy notes of anise, nutmeg and cardamom add to a lovely perfume of dried roses for astonishing complexity. The signature round, silky Kronos mouth feel completes the package.     - Cathy Corison


The Wine Advocate
The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Kronos Vineyard is made in a richer, riper style that shows more inner perfume and mid-palate expressiveness than the Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Blackberries, flowers, spices and licorice are some of the notes that wrap around the sensual, inviting finish. The 2008 Kronos shows lovely delineation and pure, understated class. Sweet red cherries, kirsch and flowers add lift on the close. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023. 94 pts. I was quite taken with the two Cabernets I tasted from Cathy Corison. 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, December 2011  

Steven Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Ruby-red. Aromas of blackberry, licorice and minerals. Broader and more viscous in the mouth than the regular Napa Valley bottling, with lovely energy and depth to the dark berry and bitter chocolate flavors. A suggestion of violet pastille adds to the impression of inner-mouth perfume. The wine's impressive flavor intensity carries through the very long, suave finish. Conveys an impression of small-berry concentration. This will evolve in bottle for a long time.   May/June 2011

Confessions of a Wine Geek
Wine Geek best wines of 2014 (Part 1 – California)
Corison Kronos Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
The concentration of fruit on the nose is spectacular; from blackcurrant and blackberry to raspberry and red cherry, you could just keep naming fruit after fruit and it will be in there somewhere. The palate is super smooth and lays the way for dark spices, a touch of liquorice and even a hint of worn leather. The finish goes on forever and the balance is incredible. I always look for a combination of concentration, balance and elegance; this ticks all of the boxes. 96  www.confessionsofawinegeek.com, December 26, 2014

Global Traveler
Kronos 2008 evokes plum and cassis and dark berries in its aroma while its texture is supple and fine and its taste complex, forward and balanced.  Without a single hot spot or off note, it is exquisite, extraordinary and powerful, as perfect as a California Cabernet can get.    Eunice Fried, May 2, 2015

Newark Star Ledger
- Corison Does it Her Way
2008 Kronos Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon - The 2008 has a more black fruit profile (than the 2011), and both wines display the elegant texture and harmonious composition of fruit, tannins and acidity that is Corison's calling card.  John Foy, February 26, 2015

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