2015 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


2015 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

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Heat in March got the ball rolling and set the stage for an early season. Then May turned cold at flowering time, effecting set. The resulting scraggly clusters of tiny berries were intensely delicious. Between the ongoing drought and cold temperatures during bloom, the 2015 crop was also much smaller than average. Heat in August and September brought the grapes in for one of the earliest harvests on record. 

The juicy flavors lean more toward the purple and black end of the Cabernet spectrum in 2015, with cassis, black plums and marionberries dominating. With time in the glass, Bing cherries and blueberries emerge for a symphony of flavor. A pretty violet and dried rose perfume is beginning to develop, and savory spice notes and lifting minerality round out this charmer.    – Cathy Corison


Reviews:

Wine Enthusiast
97  Cellar Selection Corison 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon (St. Helena)
This understated, elegant study in the variety opens in beguiling aromas of floral rose before opening into a finely made, structured and gracefully constructed wine that’s fully in balance.  Leather, black cherry and dark chocolate highlight a midpalate of finely polished, tamed tannin and integrated oak.  This is delightfully enjoyable now, but can stand up to aging; enjoy best 2020-2030.winemag.com, 11/1/18Wine & Spirits Magazine
93  Corison 2015 St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon - Chewy and warm when first opened, this wine takes time to settle into cooler tones of roses, herbs and tobacco. Its dark-berry flavors are gentle and savory, its tannins fine. Cathy Corison blends this wine from fruit grown in three benchland sites west of Highway 29, at the border between Rutherford and St. Helena.(8/18)JamesSuckling.com
93  Aromas of ripe fruit with blackcurrants, dark chocolate, hazelnuts and spices that follow through to a medium to full body with very fine tannins. A linear and fresh finish. Shows tightness and focus. Beautiful to drink now. But will age beautiful.May 2018International Wine Report
94  The 2015 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is yet another fantastic wine from Cathy Corison. It opens to striking aromatics of blackberries and currants woven together with spices, graphite and fresh spring florals. On the palate it displays remarkable overall balance and structure with beautifully polished tannins. Pure and precise, with wonderful complexities, this thoroughly impresses from start to finish. While this is already drinking beautifully, it will without question have a sensational future ahead. April, 2018California Grapevine
2015 Corison, St. Helena, Napa Valley – Medium-dark purplish ruby; attractive, ripe, spicy, dark cherry, cassis, and blackberry fruit aroma with hints of mocha and baking spices; full body; rich, textured, red and black fruit flavors with good depth and concentration; full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Currently a bit tight, though well balanced, and should continue to develop with another three to five more years of bottle aging. Very highly recommended. Volume 44, June 2018VINOUS explore all things wine
92  Cathy Corison's 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is dark, succulent and inviting. In 2015, the Napa Valley Cabernet is decidedly sumptuous by Corison standards, while the flavor profile leans towards the inkier end of the spectrum. Dark red and purplish stone fruit, licorice and floral notes are nicely pushed forward. Readers won't have to wait too long on the 2015, as it is built to deliver pleasure from the get go.Antonio Galloni, January 2018Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine
*  CORISON St. Helena 2015 - Showing clear family kinship with Corison’s Sunbasket bottling and a Cabernet that trades muscle and sinew for tailored grace, this slightly fleshy, medium-full effort comes without an ounce of extraneous fat, and it keys on mildly herbal, red currant fruit with a quiet complement of creamy oak… it is sure to be to the liking of advocates of elegance and comparatively quiet varietal strength.August 2018Restaurant Wine
****+  The 2015 is a rich, supple, beautifully balanced wine with full body, good depth and structure, complex aromas/flavors (black currant, cassis, herbs, pepper, spicy oak), and a very long, mildly tannic finish. The best ever version of this wine. Can be aged.Issues #178-80

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