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2014 Premiere Napa Valley Auction Corison Winery Premiere Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

Purchased by WineBid.com at the annual Premiere Napa Valley auction; Removed directly from the winery; Each bottle is numbered and signed by the winemaker; Offered exclusively to WineBid.com customers

Purchased by WineBid.com at the annual Premiere Napa Valley auction; Removed directly from the winery; Each bottle is numbered and signed by the winemaker; Offered exclusively to WineBid.com customers

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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.

VINTAGE

2014 Premiere Napa Valley Auction Corison Winery Premiere Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

This specially created Premiere Reserve 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon was blended from grapes from four Corison vineyards on the bench between Rutherford and St. Helena. Only 60 bottles of the cuvée were made, and it includes grapes from Cathy Corison’s Kronos Vineyard, a historic plot that holds some of the oldest Cabernet Sauvignon vines in the valley. Cathy Corison, one of Napa’s most admired winemakers, honed her skills at Chappellet Vineyard and Staglin Family Vineyard, among others, before starting her own winery. Corison’s wines are sustainably produced and known for balance and grace. Here is Corison describing her winemaking philosophy: “Great grapes make great wine. Pick ripe grapes from a terrific, balanced vineyard and let Mother Nature do the rest. My goal is to make Cabernet that is both powerful and elegant, graces the table, enjoys a long, distinguished life and speaks of place.”

5 cases produced