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Corison Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2009

United States - Cabernet & Blends - California
(314431)

$ 69.95

750ml

In stock, 1 available  
Rating:
WA 94
JG 94
CG 93

94 points Antonio Galloni (Wine Advocate): "Cathy Corison’s 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Corison is surprisingly deep, powerful and tannic. An exotic melange of dark cherries, plums, grilled herbs wraps around the palate. The 2009 is endowed with serious depth and tons of pure, unbridled energy. Mocha, espresso, menthol, and sweet spices all inform the warm, resonant finish. Readers will need to be patient with the 2009. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2029. (Dec 2012)"

94 points John Gilman (View From the Cellar): "One wishes that there were more cabernet producers in Napa that think along the lines of Cathy Corison, as her 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon comes in at a very cool and classy 13.6 percent alcohol and has the purity and complexity to prove that lower octane is where true quality is found in Napa. The resulting wine is really superb, offering up a deep and very classy bouquet of red and black cherries, allspice, tobacco leaf, a touch of red plum, lovely, Rutherford soil tones, fresh thyme and a deft framing of spicy new oak. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied and potentially quite velvety in texture, with excellent focus and nascent complexity, fine-grained tannins, good acids and really exceptional length and grip on the perfectly balanced and elegant finish. This will need a good decade (at least) to really blossom and realize all of its potential, but it is going to be a superb bottle of cabernet in the fullness of time. Kudos to Cathy Corison for making such old school, classy and ageworthy cabernet in today’s crazy world of Napa Valley! 2023-2055. (May/Jun 2013)"

93 points Connoisseurs' Guide: "Long noted for wines of restraint and finesse, Corison has come up with yet another sleek and stylish Cabernet that is at once substantial and wonderfully polished. It offers layers of cassis, sweet oak and subtle dusty soil spice and is already surprisingly complex for the young wine that it is, and its lengthy finish is underscored by deftly placed, very fine-grained tannins. It will age gracefully by dint of its balance as much as by its richness, and it will last for many years. (Aug 2012)"

92 points California Grapevine: "Medium-dark purplish ruby; attractive, forward, intense, herbal-scented, cassis and black cherry fruit aroma with hints of olive and graphite; full body; tight, earthy, firmly structured, currant and dark berry fruit flavors with hints of anise and dark chocolate; medium-full to full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Deserves several more years of bottle aging. Very highly recommended. 13.6% alcohol; 1,200 cases; 100% Cabernet Sauvignon; released June 2012. (Aug 2012)"

92 points Doug Wilder (purely domestic wine report): "Vibrant nose of cherry, plum, lilac and violet with underlying graphite, loam and gravel. The palate has a delicate, floral feel along with blue fruit; berries and plum, in a cut-velvet texture. The emphasis is on restraint and balance through the mid palate, where it develops some supple underlying flavors through the finish of bright red pomegranate, brilliantly polished. Drink 2012-2022. (Apr 2012)"

Producer notes: "A third year of drought kept the crop size down in 2009. A mild, relatively cool growing season followed by a moderate September and cold October made for an uncommonly long ripening season. Resulting flavors are wildly complex with juicy fruit flavors ranging from black cherries and blueberries through plums all the way to cassis and blackberries. Cedar, anise, baking spice and chocolate top notes add layers of interest. Appealing floral notes of violets, lavender and rose petals are already gracing the aromas and a lovely dusty minerality signals a very special vintage." -Cathy Corison