1999 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon 3.0L

1999 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon 3.0L


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Cathy's Tasting Notes Upon Release:
It is a pleasure to show the 1999 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon.  The 1999 reminds me of the 1996, exhibiting a firm structure and dark, brooding fruit.  Thanks to the very long, cool ripening season and smaller than average crop, its concentration and complexity are striking.  Layered on top of jammy blackberry and black cherry fruit, chocolate plays with cinnamon spice notes.  Hints of cedary, forest-floor and mineral aromas complete the package.  All that is missing is the lamb!  In honor of our first harvest in the new winery, each magnum is etched with a likeness of the center cupola of the barn.
                                                                    ~Cathy Corison

Cathy's Notes from 25 Vintage Retrospective Tasting, October 2014:
Dusty mineral and floral notes. Savory. Fruit flavors lean in the dark purple and black direction with plums and cassis with mocha top notes. Restrained and classy. Spritely balance. Hedonistic.


VINOGRAPHY: a wine blog
1999 Corison Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California - Dark ruby in the glass, this wine smells of wet stones, forest floor and dried flowers. In the mouth, graphite and tight red berry flavors mix with crushed stones and dried herbs. Fantastic acidity and length for a wine that is still fairly tightly wound. Bright citrusy flavors accompany the zingy bright notes of this wine, which lingers for minutes in the finish. Outstanding. 13.6% alcohol. Score: around 9.5.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Alder Yarrow, vinography.com, 6.27.2015

John Winthrop Haeger

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1999 (Corison) - Deep but still transparent garnet; dusty nose with floral notes, a hint of citrus peel and some mineral-laced blackberry; on the palate, plums and currants in a spicy and slightly peppery wrapper; herbal and savory elements at first, then mocha at mid-palate; the fruit cedes palate space to minerality and rich texture toward the finish; mouth-filling, ferrous and hedonistic.                                                                               reviewed 2010

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