Corison

Cathy Corison produces a limited quantity of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, hand-crafted without compromise from some of the finest vineyards in the Napa Valley. They are all located along the western benchland centered around Rutherford where deep, stony alluvial soils promote the ideal growing conditions for the Cabernet vine. These vines regularly produce some of the most concentrated and superbly ripened fruit anywhere.

Many years of winemaking for others, including Chappellet Vineyard, Staglin Family Vineyard, York Creek Vineyards and Long Meadow Ranch, honed her skills and left her eager to express her own winemaking voice. In 1987 she made the first vintage of Corison Cabernet. "There was a wine inside me that needed to be made", she says. The harvest of 2011 marked Cathy's 25th vintage of Corison Cabernet!

Farming Practice: Practicing Organic

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Corison 'Napa' Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
97  Wine Enthusiast 
Wine Enthusiast 97 Cellar Selection "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

Corison 'Napa' Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
95  Decanter 
Decanter 95 "Another classic, displaying a pretty bouquet of black cherry… cocoa nib and dried rose. On the palate the wine is intense, nicely concentrated and texturally refined, with good depth and a lovely line of bright acidity which lends a crunchy edge to the fruit. Drink 2020-2040.

Corison 'Kronos' Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
98  International Wine Report 
Vinous Media 95+ "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Kronos presents a more intensely mineral and savory profile than the Napa Valley, with the opulence of the vintage pushed more into the background. Dried flowers, iron, spice, leather and mint add nuance. Ideally readers should give the 2012 at least a

Corison 'Napa' Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
95  International Wine Report 
Vinous Media 94 "A deep, inky wine, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is endowed with serious depth. Here the flavors are unusually dark and intense, with plenty of blue and black stone fruits. Graphite, cloves and licorice contribute to an overall impression of gravitas. Far from an easygoing wine, the

Corison 'Kronos' Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
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100  International Wine Report 
Vinous Media 93 "Dark red cherries, plums, freshly cut flowers, mint and spices lift from the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Kronos. In 2011, the Kronos is especially aromatic and lifted in style. Hints of kirsch and lavender add nuance on the delineated, layered finish. (2015-2026) 93 December

Corison 'Napa' Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
91  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 91 "Cathy Corison's 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon is very pretty. Sweet herbs, tobacco, menthol, licorice, dried flowers and cedar are all laced together nicely. The 2011 is aromatic and soft throughout, which makes it an excellent choice for drinking over the next handful of years. As

Corison 'Kronos' Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
97  Antonio Galloni 
Antonio Galloni 97 "The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Kronos is one of the most striking, hauntingly beautiful wine I have ever tasted from Cathy Corison. The perfume alone is captivating, but then the waves of fruit cover every inch of the palate. The 2010 boasts stunning depth, presence and

Corison Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
95  International Wine Report 
Antonio Galloni 93+ "The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is drop-dead gorgeous. An intense, reticent wine, the 2010 is endowed with serious density, depth and structure. This is one of the most powerful, tightly coiled wines of the year. It will require considerable time in bottle but all the elements are

Corison 'Kronos' Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
96  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 96  "The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Kronos is bigger, richer and deeper than the straight bottling. Plums, black currants, cassis, tar and pencil shavings all come to life in this utterly vivid, large-scaled Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2009 Kronos is endowed with serious intensity, yet

Corison 'Napa' Cabernet Sauvignon 2009
94  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 94 "Cathy Corison’s 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Corison is surprisingly deep, powerful and tannic. An exotic melange of dark cherries, plums, grilled herbs wraps around the palate. The 2009 is endowed with serious depth and tons of pure, unbridled energy. Mocha, espresso, menthol, and