The Napa Valley bottling is Corison's signature release - always comprised of three benchland vineyards between Rutherford and St Helena. Vintage after vintage, this wine has become acclaimed by somms and collectors alike for its power, elegance, and longevity. Can be enjoyed tonight with a 2 hour decant or cellared through 2035. 95 points Wine Enthusiast.
Notes from the winemaker, Cathy Corison:
"2018 is the darkest, inkiest vintage in my memory, the result of an extremely long, cool ripening season with cold nights. Happily, natural acidity persists during ripening under these conditions and wildly complex flavors and aromas result. Because the weather was perfect at flowering, we had a bumper crop of deliciousness, making everyone happy.
Violet and dried rose perfume jumps out of the glass along with tart cherry, blueberry, plum and cassis fruit. Flavors follow with cocoa and refreshing minerality joining the party, and a tantalizing white pepper note for interest. Signature velvety tannins add texture and a gentle grip to complete the picture."
varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
region: Napa Valley, California
farming/cellar: sustainable & practicing organic farming, most of winery's electricity generated through solar panels. Matured 20 months in French oak (50% new).