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2009 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon, 375ml

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May 24, 2015 - $35

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RATINGS

94The Wine Advocate

...surprisingly deep, powerful and tannic. An exotic melange of dark cherries, plums, grilled herbs wraps around the palate...serious depth and tons of pure, unbridled energy...Readers will need to be patient...

91Stephen Tanzer

(a tiny vintage, with production reduced further by strict selection at the time of blending): ...Enticing aromas of cassis, game, leather and spices...dark berry and chocolate flavors...Finishes with dusty tannins and very good length.

90Wine Spectator

Smooth and polished, offering a graceful mix of pure, rich black cherry and plum fruit that’s delicate and well-centered, accented by spice and black licorice.

17Jancis Robinson

Sweet, juicy black fruit. Has the polish and gleam of the Napa: sculpted, softened black fruit and sensitive oak. (RH)

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.