2002 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5L

2002 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5L


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Reminiscent of 1994, the 2002 growing season was long and cool with a couple of heat spikes in early October that served to bring grapes home. Small crops produced complex, concentrated flavors draped over flawless structure. Norm Roby writes in Decanter:  “2002 may change the way many international wine lovers think about California Cabernet Sauvignon. The finest and most typical wines avoid that juicy-jammy opulent style that is so obvious but often lets you down in the finish.”

Brimming with plum and blackberry fruit with hints of cocoa, the 2002 is expansive and deep, while at the same time, supple and balanced with a long, satisfying finish.    Cathy Corison


Wine International
Corison Winery Cabernet Sauvignon 2002: Another masterpiece from Cathy Corison, engaging and elegant, but with enough concentration for extended aging. A rich and complete mouth feel with juicy fruit balanced with good acidity. The finish is long and harmonious. 97 points.  Drink 2007-2020.

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley ($60; bottled in December of 2004): Dark ruby-red. High-pitched aromas of cassis, violet Good deep red-ruby.  Captivating, complex nose offers cassis, licorice, pipe tobacco, bay, rosemary and a resiny perfume; reminded me of Leoville-Las Cases.  Large-scaled and wonderfully aromatic on the palate, with superb sappy concentration and depth.  This is downright sweet for a Corison Cabernet but it comes across as quite young today owing to its energy.  Really saturates the mouth on the back end, with the fruit blowing past the fine dusty tannins.  For a big, round Cabernet, this finishes with a magically light touch and a real whiplash of flavor.  A great vintage for this wine, still with many years ahead of it. 93 pts.


California Cabernet 2002 /THE BEST OF 2002
Five Stars - Corison Winery, Napa Valley
Cassis and blackberry, soft grained tannins, multilayered, classic structure. 4-10 years.

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