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2015 Corra Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 8098443 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased upon release

Bidder Amount Total
$155
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RATINGS

96Vinous / IWC

Off the charts. Dense, plush and alluring, the 2015 makes a strong first impression and never lets up.... incredibly vivid, distinctive personality. Super-ripe red cherry, raspberry jam, espresso, herbs and wild flowers are some of the many notes

94+ Jeb Dunnuck

Notes of black fruits, scorched earth/mineral, licorice, and spice-box, it’s full-bodied, tight and concentrated on the palate, with ample tannin

93+ The Wine Advocate

Offers lovely cassis, blackberry pie and preserved plums notes with hints of cedar, un-smoked cigars, dusty earth and black pepper. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers a compelling anise character, with red, black and blue fruit layers

93Wine Spectator

Pure, complex and vibrant, with zesty raspberry, anise, blackberry, spice and light oak flavors, ending with a long, luxurious aftertaste that sings.

PRODUCER

Corra

Corra Wines was founded in 2004 by Celia Welch, a winemaker with more than 25 years of experience making wine for Napa Valley vintners. A graduate of the University of California at Davis in enology, Welch worked briefly in New Zealand before becoming an independent wine consultant in Napa. Corra makes only Cabernet Sauvignon from grapes grown in the Napa Valley. Welch named her wine after the Celtic goddess Corra, who represents prophecy and is visible to humans as a crane. Corra wines have earned excellent reviews.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.