2015 Sunbasket Cabernet Magnum Box Set


2015 Sunbasket Cabernet Magnum Box Set

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Heat in the spring set the stage for an early season. Then May turned cold at flowering which resulted in a small crop, made even smaller by the ongoing drought. The resulting scraggly clusters of tiny berries were intensely delicious. Heat in August and September brought the grapes in for one of the earliest harvests on record.

Vibrant, fresh and energetic, this wine is sunshine in a bottle. Black-raspberry pastille, boysenberry and raspberry freezer jam jump out of the glass, accompanied by baking spices and cumin. Earth and minerals join violet perfume to lift the aromas, and polished tannins contribute a full, smooth texture.  - Cathy Corison

Reviews:

Wine & Spirits Magazine
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95   Corison 2015 St. Helena Sunbasket Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
André Tchelistcheff originally planted this vineyard for Beaulieu and, three decades ago, Cathy Corison began working with fruit from the site, just north of her winery on the west side of Highway 29. She purchased the vineyard in 2014. That year, it was the cabernet franc that showed remarkable briskness and cool spice. In 2015, it’s the cabernet sauvignon that shines, with that coolness of deep-rooted cabernet harvested at the right time. It’s full and lush, the flavors extending into a savory, red-fruited finish, meaty and rich rather than sweet. Its concentration doesn’t get in the way of its dynamic energy, which brings out floral notes and cool spice, lasting with gentle grace.(08/18)Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine
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CORISON Sunbasket Vineyard St. Helena 2015
Long a champion of restraint rather than an adherent of ripe and blustery wines, winemaker Cathy Corison has come up with yet another sleek and stylish wine of concise, curranty fruit backed by discreet oak. It lacks for nothing in the way of substance and structure, and it evokes an ongoing sense of seriousness with the kind of tannic spine to age and last for many years. It is just astringent enough to command waiting and will need a good half-decade of patience before fully unfolding… it exhibits great presence and staying power. August 2018VINOUS - explore all things wine
94 
Corison's 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Sunbasket Vineyard offers lovely brightness and aromatic intensity in its red-toned fruit. Silky and voluptuous, the 2015 has a lot to offer. This is an especially racy Cabernet, and yet all the elements fall into place effortlessly.Antonio Galloni, January 2018JamesSuckling.com
94
  Lots of dried flowers with blackberry and blackcurrant character in the nose. Medium body, a very tight and focused palate and a beautiful finish. Reserved and held back now but will open beautifully in a year or two. Drink in 2020. May 2018Wine Enthusiast
96  Corison 2015 Sunbasket Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (St. Helena)  Made from a site planted in the 1950s by the grand wine wizard André Tchelistcheff, this wine is remarkable in its gravelly mineral character and well-managed tannin profile.  Soft supple texture is complemented by focused layers of savory red fruit and lifted acidity.  Enjoyable now, it has structure to age.  Enjoy best 2020-2030.11/1/18Decanter
92  Corison's relatively recent purchase of a vineyard she named Sunbasket has deeper fruit aromas and flavours than her estate bottling, yet at just 13.9% alcohol. It shines, with a juicy cherry and blackcurrant core and notes of black olive, forest floor and mint, with judicious oak and lively acidity.Linda Murphy, California tastings, 08 Jul 2018California Grapevine
92  2015 Corison, “Sunbasket Vineyard,” St. Helena, Napa Valley – Medium-dark purplish ruby; attractive, assertive, red cherry, raspberry, and dark berry fruit aroma with hints of dried herbs, cassis, and spicy oak; full body; rich, ripe, nicely balanced, stylish, bright, red and dark berry fruit flavors with hints of baking spices, supported with vibrant acidity, and finishes with a velvety mouthfeel; full, though well under control tannin; lingering aftertaste. Shows elegance and some complexity that should reward another three to five years of aging. Very highly recommended.  Volume 44, June 2018International Wine Report
95  The 2015 Sunbasket Cabernet Sauvignon is simply striking. It begins with highly perfumed aromas of currants and blackberries laced with fresh spring florals, graphite and minerals all soaring from the glass. This continues to impress on the palate with its outstanding structure and beautifully polished tannins, along with a fantastic combination of ripe fruit and fresh acidity. It shows remarkable purity and class as it finishes with lovely finesse. This is a total beauty from Cathy Corison in this vintage.May 2018

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