Corison Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
|Region||California, Napa Valley, St Helena|
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.
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.
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.