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2006 Corison Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Kronos Vineyard 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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2006 Corison Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Kronos Vineyard Napa Valley

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

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91 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2009

Bright medium red-ruby. Richer on the nose than the Napa Valley example, offering raspberry, chocolate, mocha and leather aromas, with good lift from floral and mineral elements. Fuller and sweeter in the middle but at the same time more perfumed, with redder fruit flavors complemented by game and leather. Almost viscous for a Corison wine but not at all alcoholic. Finishes quite long, with a serious dusting of tannins and very good lift. This will take longer to come around than the basic Napa bottling, which Corison refers to as "the Corison cabernet."

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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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