Corison Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 750ml - New Canaan Wine
Corison Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 750ml
SKU: 11078

Corison Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley, St Helena
Brand Corison
Alcohol/vol 14.2%
The 2017 speaks eloquently of its growing season with dense, rich, layered dark fruit flavors including black raspberries, dried cherries, dark plums, cassis and boysenberries, set off by the snappy natural acidity that is a hallmark of Corison Cabernets. It is wildly complex, with baking spice and anise notes joining dried Herbs de Provence and hints of peppermint. Floral perfume is already in evidence with rose petals, violets and lavender chiming in. It feels like silk velvet on the palate.
Wine Enthusiast
  • we95

From benchland vineyards, the winemaker's perennial beauty of a wine is structured, evolved, graceful and complex, with powerful floral aromatics of rose and violet. Earthy and herbal, it tastes of rock and iron, with bright underlying invitations of cassis, tangy cherry and plum. This will do well in the cellar; enjoy best from 2027 through 2030.

September 1, 2020
James Suckling
  • js94

A succulent red with currants and fine, lightly dusty tannins. Medium to full body. Cedar and hazelnuts at the finish. Extremely refined and delicious. Drink now or hold.

  • v88

Cathy Corison's 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is a bold, racy wine. A rush of black cherry, plum, sweet tobacco, spice and cedar makes a strong opening statement. The 2017 has plenty of richness and notable density - more than Corison fans are used to seeing. Presently the tannins are a bit rough around the edges, but the wine was also just bottled a few months ago. It will be interesting to see the changes that come with time. My impression is that the 2017 will always show the effects of the brutal Labor Day heat spike in its slightly roasted profile.

January 2020

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