Corison

Acappella Petite Sirah

9.435 ratings
9.412 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Petite Sirah
Tomato-Based, Lamb, Potato, White Rice, Pungent Cheese, Pasta, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Beef, Chili & Hot Spicy, Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Pork, Venison
Top Notes For
Rick Baumgarten

Last bottle of the case. Thankfully, better than the 11th. If you have any, drink up. Early bottles were fabulous. Great depth and intensity.

Last bottle of the case. Thankfully, better than the 11th. If you have any, drink up. Early bottles were fabulous. Great depth and intensity.

Nov 2nd, 2017
Tom Riley

1999. See note below on the 2000. First whiff after pulling the cork tells you it's an older wine. Then this unexpected rejuvenation takes place in the next hour or so. You still get a little bit of age on the nose, but not 18 years. The change continues and pretty soon you're hanging out with an electric, sleek, concentrated, reached-the-age-of-majority, big kid. And three hours in the changes continues. So, so happy I have more. They have some years left in them.

1999. See note below on the 2000. First whiff after pulling the cork tells you it's an older wine. Then this unexpected rejuvenation takes place in the next hour or so. You still get a little bit of age on the nose, but not 18 years. The change continues and pretty soon you're hanging out with an electric, sleek, concentrated, reached-the-age-of-majority, big kid. And three hours in the changes continues. So, so happy I have more. They have some years left in them.

Apr 15th, 2017
mattswineworld

Although there are some earthy, mushroom aromas, this wine is so fresh that it's hard to believe it's from sixteen years ago. The tannins are still chewy, the acidity salivating, the fruit ripe and black. A very good and intense example of Petite Sirah.

Although there are some earthy, mushroom aromas, this wine is so fresh that it's hard to believe it's from sixteen years ago. The tannins are still chewy, the acidity salivating, the fruit ripe and black. A very good and intense example of Petite Sirah.

Nov 16th, 2015
Jesse Smith

pre #SommCamp tasting At the winery

pre #SommCamp tasting At the winery

Nov 2nd, 2015
Tom Riley

In a blind tasting you'd never spot this at 15 yrs old. Impeccable concentration and balance. Acids and tannins refreshing and pleasing. This thing has energy and verve. A stupendous wine. Wow. The day I was offered this at the winery I should have bought much more. We shall not see its like again.

In a blind tasting you'd never spot this at 15 yrs old. Impeccable concentration and balance. Acids and tannins refreshing and pleasing. This thing has energy and verve. A stupendous wine. Wow. The day I was offered this at the winery I should have bought much more. We shall not see its like again.

Sep 8th, 2015
Charles Rivas

Was so lucky to come across this bottle a few years ago when visiting the winery. Drinking exceptionally well. I don't know if I've ever had a wine from Cathy that wasn't outstanding.

Was so lucky to come across this bottle a few years ago when visiting the winery. Drinking exceptionally well. I don't know if I've ever had a wine from Cathy that wasn't outstanding.

Sep 6th, 2015
Rick Baumgarten

Extremely mellow and drinking very well and easily. Tannins fully integrated; still plenty of fruit and great balance. 93/94

Extremely mellow and drinking very well and easily. Tannins fully integrated; still plenty of fruit and great balance. 93/94

Jun 21st, 2015
Sean Nelson

Fantastic, mature Petite Sirah from @Cathy Corison ! Couldn't ask for more.

Fantastic, mature Petite Sirah from @Cathy Corison ! Couldn't ask for more.

Apr 1st, 2015
Tom Riley

1999. Brilliant. No signs of this being 20 years old. Just past primary. Elegant. Balanced. Delicious. I think I caught it at its peak. Another gem from one of Napa’s all-time greats. Wow!

1999. Brilliant. No signs of this being 20 years old. Just past primary. Elegant. Balanced. Delicious. I think I caught it at its peak. Another gem from one of Napa’s all-time greats. Wow!

Mar 2nd, 2019
Tom Riley

Sleek coolness. Elegance. Depth. Graceful concentration. The power and restraint that is a consistent characteristic of Cathy Corison’s wines. Eighteen or 19 years old? Don’t let the label fool you. Not ready for retirement yet. Not by a long shot.

Sleek coolness. Elegance. Depth. Graceful concentration. The power and restraint that is a consistent characteristic of Cathy Corison’s wines. Eighteen or 19 years old? Don’t let the label fool you. Not ready for retirement yet. Not by a long shot.

Jan 20th, 2018