2000 Kronos Cabernet 750ml

2000 Kronos Cabernet 750ml


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Elegant and complex, the 2000 Corison Kronos Vineyard Cabernet is lovely. The mild, even summer weather allowed slow, steady ripening, promoting mature, juicy flavors at relatively low sugars. Extensive crop thinning at veraison provided even ripening. The grapes hung on the vines for fully two weeks longer than in a typical season!  Small clusters and tiny berries yielded a wine with inky color and classic structure. Miserly at just over one ton per acre, the Kronos Vineyard proved itself in 2000; great vineyards make great wine.

Mouthwatering, multi-layered aromas include plums and black cherries. Spice and vanilla from the French oak barrels combine with boysenberry jam flavors to give us the whole pie! Complex notes include cedar, mocha, whiffs of peppermint and hints of green olives. The tannins are soft and mouth-coating and the palate is broad but firm, with a long finish.    ~ Cathy Corison


Napa Valley Then and Now
A superb, poetic bottle of wine, the 2000 Kronos combines power and subtlety to great effect.  On the pallet the wine is broad but soft, with a perfectly integrated structure and a cooling mineral note.  Aromatically, it offers scents of plum skin, espresso bean, cedar, potting soil, and mint.  Delicious.  Kelli White, November 2015