2002 Kronos Cabernet 3.0L Painted Label

2002  Kronos Cabernet 3.0L Painted Label


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The 2003 growing season began with a vengeance.  There were a few early heat spikes in March followed by the wettest April on record. Luckily, as the season progressed, the weather became increasingly benign.  After veraison (the critical time when the vines were busy ripening their crop), there was nary a day over 100°.  Deep ruby in color, the 2003 Corison Kronos Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon boasts aromas of wild boysenberries, plums and cassis. Linzer torte and ripe black cherry flavors are complemented by hints of nutmeg, cardamom and vanilla.  Soft tannins contribute a round, lush mouth feel and hints of violets charm the lingering finish. -Cathy Corison 


California Grapevine     Dec 2006/Jan 2007
Medium-dark purplish ruby; attractive, fragrant, spicy, cedary, dark currant and blackberry fruit aroma with hints of black licorice; full body; rich, supple, smoky, concentrated, ripe blackberry fruit flavors with a smooth, velvety mouth feel; full tannin; lingering aftertaste.  Approachable and enjoyable to taste now, showing good depth of fruit.  Very highly recommended. 

Dan Berger’s Vintage Experiences    November 16, 2006
Exceptional    Cedar and spice notes with great herb, tart-cherry aroma and a subtle, classic taste and structure (13.8% alcohol).  A great wine.  

Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar  May/June 2006
Ruby-red. Red cherry, currant, plum and a floral note on the nose; this struck me as rather Burgundian. Supple, fresh and sweet, with juicy flavors of plum, cherry, mint and flowers. Offers enticing complexity and cut. Finishes with very sweet, fine-grained tannins. The 35-year-old vines here typically yield just a ton and a half of fruit per acre. This benchland cabernet produces ripe flavors and ripe tannins early, but the St. George rootstock helps to slow down sugar accumulation, notes Corison, who added that this wine has less than 14% alcohol. 91(+?).