Antonio Galloni presents VINOUS explore all things wineVintage Retrospective: 2005 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – Kronos Vineyard92
Full, bright ruby. Blackberry, black cherry and crushed-rock
minerality, lifted by violet and lilac nuances and a whiff of leather.
Juicy and light on its feet, with firm acidity giving excellent
definition to the dark berry and violet flavors. The building finish
shows firm but surprisingly suave tannins and a compelling light touch.
Very sophisticated Napa Cabernet with a long finish of dark berries and
spices. Steve Tanzer, May 2016Le PanCorison Kronos Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 200594
Beautiful Kronos with delicacy, intensity, complexity and finesse.
Lovely flavors that still exude primary fruit, ranging from red berries,
plum and darker fruit to violet and rose. A gorgeous wine with a long,
silky finish. Jeannie Cho Lee, LP Guide, September-October 2015 Wine EnthusiastCorison 2005 Kronos Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (St. Helena)94
ripe and fruity as anything out there, and immediately drinkable for
its beautiful blackberry, black currant, chocolate and cedar flavors.
Still, the tannins are considerable, and the wine should easily
negotiate the years. Best now and through 2013, at the least. S.H., 12/31/2009 Steve Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Kronos Vineyard Napa Valley 92 (+?)
bright ruby-red. Blackberry, blueberry, licorice and leather on the
nose, with a suggestion of cherry liqueur. Dense, but light on its
feet, offering lovely depth of cherry, licorice and leather flavor.
Wonderfully vinous wine; this really vibrates in the mouth. Cathy
Corison makes wines for the long haul, and this one should evolve for at
least a decade or two. The crop level here was two tons per acre in
this copious vintage; in ’04 and ’06 it was more like 1.25, according to
Corison. Issue 138, May/June 2008 California Grapevine2005 Corison, “Kronos Vineyard”, Napa Valley
– Medium-dark ruby; attractive, forward, complex, currant and dark
cherry fruit aroma with notes of vanilla and graphite; full body;
forward, rich, textured, ripe dark cherry fruit flavors; well balanced
and firmly structured; medium-full to full tannin; lingering
aftertaste. Shows distinctive varietal character. Very highly recommended.
13.8% alcohol; 400 cases; 100% CS; released October 2009. October - November 2009Connoisseurs’ Guide to California WineCORISON WINERY Cabernet Sauvignon Kronos Vineyard Napa Valley 2005
with usual Corison constraint… this sleek, singularly refined Cabernet
is keyed on cassis with highlights of olive, cedar and cream lightly
applied. It is balanced to firmness with fairly fine-grained tannins,
and, if never an especially powerful or muscular wine, it shows plenty
of stamina at the finish and will gain in refinement over the next
several years. December 2009
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