Grapelive: Wine of the Week

corison04.jpg2004 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon Kronos Vineyard (Reserve) Napa Valley
Celebrated winemaker Cathy Corison has been crafting stunning Cabernet for more than 30 years and her resume includes Chappellet, Staglin, Long Meadow Ranch and York Creek as well as her own limited production label. Her Napa winery has been using the same blocks of Cabernet vines for 20 years and provide her with fantastic fruit of great quality and uniqueness. This vintage of Kronos is one of the finest I’ve had of her wine and I think is better than her famed 1997. The fruit is pure and complex with blackberry, currant and plum, leading the way on the palate aided by touches of cocoa, cedar, licorice, tobacco, backing spices, sage and famed by sweet toasty vanilla from the subtle and pretty French oak. ($125 Est.)

94 Points, grapelive

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