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2008 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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2008 Corison Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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

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

Bright ruby-red.  Highly nuanced nose combines cassis, plum, medicinal herbs, fruitcake, menthol, loam and licorice, lifted by a peppery quality.  Juicy and moderately sweet, with strong, brisk acidity framing and intensifying the flavors of bitter cherry and dark chocolate.  Not especially fleshy but primary, vibrant and classic.  Builds nicely on the energetic finish.  I would not be at all surprised if this extremely youthful wine merited a higher score a decade hence.

92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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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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