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Corison Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California - Dark
ruby in the glass, this wine smells of dried cherries and forest floor.
In the mouth, cocoa powder, faint, powdery tannins and a supple silky
texture carry flavors of cherry, cedar, and rose petals across the
palate. Wonderfully earthy, with a deep forest floor quality that
lingers through the finish along with a hint of saltiness. Thrumming
with vibrant acidity and floral complexity. Gorgeous. 13.6% alcohol.
Score: between 9.5
Alder Yarrow, vinography.com, 6.27.2015
The New York Times On The Web, Wine Picks
by Leslie Sbrocco, December 23, 2001
her signature style - ripe fruit flavors paired with a velvety texture -
is worthy of the cellar, her wines invite an immediate uncorking. The Wine
1998 Corison, Cabernet Sauvignon...
oak, tannins and acid create a strong structure fleshed out with juicy,
yet powerful cassis fruit, touches of tobacco and hints of chocolate.
Drink now or age..." (4.5
Wine Spectator online
with herb, cedar and earthy cherry and plum flavors that are elegant
and well-proportioned. Turns complex on the finish.” by James LaubeDaily Wine
1998 Corison Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a stunningly good wine
from a vintage that was universally disregarded by most wine critics and
most wine geeks. It was called "Light", "Soft" "Underdeveloped." The
Corison 1998 goes to show that even if the critics are right (and I'm
not sure they are when it comes to 1998) all wines do not fall into
"The 1998 Corison Cab is a perfectly
balanced wine. The balanced still shows in spades with velvety tannins
mixing with textural acidity that gives the wine the kind of structure a
good Porterhouse steak or lamb shank really demands. The nose is where
the wines complexity really is on display. Deep violet, anise, wild
blackberry and sweet herbs (sage?). The flavors mimic the nose. It is a
medium dense wine that is elegant and long. Its age isn't even a factor
yet. The edge carries only the tiniest hint of brown. And, there is not a
single note of hotness in this wine. The alcohol is 13.6%. Yes, 13.6%."
kind of Cabernet is rare in Napa Valley today. It's the type that is
made by a winemaker cum stylist with the kind of self assurance you see
in artists who break the mold and step beyond contemporary standards."
by Tom Wark
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