Moone-Tsai Vineyards

Cor Leonis Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.411 ratings
9.34 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
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9.1

Dark red-ruby. Cool, slightly medicinal scents of blackberry, blueberry coulis, black cherry, bitter chocolate and menthol, plus a faint suggestion of cooked fruits. Fine-grained and dense but light on its feet on entry, with firm acidity and a touch of herbs enlivening the wine's dominant dark berry flavors. This firmly structured, slightly medicinal midweight could still use a couple more years to soften and put on more flesh; I found it a bit more gripping and youthful than the bottle of 2009 I tasted a year ago. Turned a tad dry and herbal with air. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, May 2020)

Dark red-ruby. Cool, slightly medicinal scents of blackberry, blueberry coulis, black cherry, bitter chocolate and menthol, plus a faint suggestion of cooked fruits. Fine-grained and dense but light on its feet on entry, with firm acidity and a touch of herbs enlivening the wine's dominant dark berry flavors. This firmly structured, slightly medicinal midweight could still use a couple more years to soften and put on more flesh; I found it a bit more gripping and youthful than the bottle of 2009 I tasted a year ago. Turned a tad dry and herbal with air. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, May 2020)

May 27th, 2020
David L

10' Moone Tsai Cor Leonis Cabernet. The wine is sourced from Pritchard Hill, To- Kalon , Caldwell block 15.

What an inviting nose. Chewy, inky, black & red fruits, red licorice, black tea, dark chocolate. Soft & sweet tannins. Well balanced... it's drinking quite nicely now. I've got to get some 12 & 13s ! Loved it! Edit - Drink this 2010 while it's still young.

10' Moone Tsai Cor Leonis Cabernet. The wine is sourced from Pritchard Hill, To- Kalon , Caldwell block 15.

What an inviting nose. Chewy, inky, black & red fruits, red licorice, black tea, dark chocolate. Soft & sweet tannins. Well balanced... it's drinking quite nicely now. I've got to get some 12 & 13s ! Loved it! Edit - Drink this 2010 while it's still young.

Oct 28th, 2016
B Davis

Eureka. Stop looking. This is the one!

Eureka. Stop looking. This is the one!

Jul 22nd, 2015
Rick Phillips

Smooth for a young wine. Needs aging but still excellent now!

Smooth for a young wine. Needs aging but still excellent now!

Feb 28th, 2015
Peter Marks

Master of Wine, Educator Constellation Brands

9.3

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Sep 8th, 2015
Laura Simons

Hospitality Manager, Groth Vineyards and Winery

9.1

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Feb 7th, 2015
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Apr 30th, 2016
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Sep 6th, 2015
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