Corison

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.263 ratings
9.315 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Perry Riddle

This bottle was giving me all the feels. Balanced elegance. Drinking gorgeously.

This bottle was giving me all the feels. Balanced elegance. Drinking gorgeously.

Apr 1st, 2017
Shawn R

Amazingly pure and rich. Spiced black fruit and dash of coffee on the nose. Layered and complex on the palate. Crushed rock, tart black cherries and a wave of mint. Tannins are present but complement the total body of work. Mid palate I get a taste of grilled herbs maybe a little eucalyptus. Finish, tar and cedar are shining, Will age wonderfully for another 7-12 years to give the tannins time to mellow out.

Amazingly pure and rich. Spiced black fruit and dash of coffee on the nose. Layered and complex on the palate. Crushed rock, tart black cherries and a wave of mint. Tannins are present but complement the total body of work. Mid palate I get a taste of grilled herbs maybe a little eucalyptus. Finish, tar and cedar are shining, Will age wonderfully for another 7-12 years to give the tannins time to mellow out.

Jan 4th, 2017
Matt Duncan

Always a treat.

Always a treat.

Aug 13th, 2016
Christine Havens

I tasted through several Corison Napa Valley Cabernets with legendary winemaker, Cathy Corison and fellow wine writers Elaine Brown and Meg Houston Maker. 2012 was the youngest vintage we sampled, as expected it's quite youthful and fresh. Saturating aromas of black cherries, steeped blackberries, violets, and incense. In the mouth the fruit is plump, as is typical of the 2012 vintage, but this element is nicely balanced. It has the structure and stuffing to age, with lovely hints of baking spice and black pepper on the finish.

I tasted through several Corison Napa Valley Cabernets with legendary winemaker, Cathy Corison and fellow wine writers Elaine Brown and Meg Houston Maker. 2012 was the youngest vintage we sampled, as expected it's quite youthful and fresh. Saturating aromas of black cherries, steeped blackberries, violets, and incense. In the mouth the fruit is plump, as is typical of the 2012 vintage, but this element is nicely balanced. It has the structure and stuffing to age, with lovely hints of baking spice and black pepper on the finish.

Feb 9th, 2016
Katy Jossy Simanski

So good. Fresh fruit of a young wine with layers of complexity. Dusty minerality and perfectly balanced structure. Can't wait to see where this goes in a few years.

So good. Fresh fruit of a young wine with layers of complexity. Dusty minerality and perfectly balanced structure. Can't wait to see where this goes in a few years.

Oct 27th, 2015
Rich Reader

Featured at Bay Grape

Featured at Bay Grape

Oct 9th, 2015
Ryan Mullins

Cathy continues to quietly make some of the prettiest and most regal Cabernet in Napa. Fantastic now with more fruit than most baby corison and built for decades

Cathy continues to quietly make some of the prettiest and most regal Cabernet in Napa. Fantastic now with more fruit than most baby corison and built for decades

Oct 8th, 2015
Matt Lasater

No perceptible pyrazine and incredibly ripe tannin, almost uncharacteristic for producer. That being said, the high toned floral, iron, and cool touch of black fruit always comes out in these wines to me. I usually find some more acid presence on the palate with Corison, but I’m chalking it up to vintage?

No perceptible pyrazine and incredibly ripe tannin, almost uncharacteristic for producer. That being said, the high toned floral, iron, and cool touch of black fruit always comes out in these wines to me. I usually find some more acid presence on the palate with Corison, but I’m chalking it up to vintage?

Sep 1st, 2019
Michael L S

Quite good. Certainly more traditional but this wine has ripe fruit and plush texture without feeling overly extracted. Good acidity helps make it taste fresh. Very good bottle drinking well.

Quite good. Certainly more traditional but this wine has ripe fruit and plush texture without feeling overly extracted. Good acidity helps make it taste fresh. Very good bottle drinking well.

Jan 14th, 2019
Justin Bothur

First timer. Napa in balance.

First timer. Napa in balance.

Sep 1st, 2016