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2005 Corison Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
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About Corison Winery

Cathy Corison made her first vintage of Corison Cabernet in 1987. Since then, she has earned a name for suave, fresh, harmonious Napa Valley wines...

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2005 Corison Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Producer: Corison Winery
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Cabernet Sauvignon
Origin: California
Region: Napa

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92(+?) Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - June 2012

Good full ruby-red.  Musky aromas of dried cherry, cedar, fresh herbs, incense and tobacco.  Dense, juicy and fine-grained, with lovely verve to its delineated flavors of raspberry, spices, loam, leather and herbs.  Finishes ripe and long but delicate, with nicely integrated acidity, understated sweetness and fine tannins that dust the front teeth.  Mouthfilling cabernet without any undue weight, a bit in the style of the '08.

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About Napa Valley

Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon built its reputation on Bordeaux's Left Bank. Here, in the district of Medoc, the varietal is the key component of blended wines that also may include some Merlot and Cabernet Franc, and even Malbec and Petit Verdot. Moving slightly south, Cabernet Sauvignon meets Merlot in roughly equal proportions in the red wines of Graves. In both of these Bordeaux regions, the top bottles...
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