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2010 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon

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7/1/2015 - Matt Scott Likes this wine: 93 points

Decanted for two hours. Raw coconut, polished rock, currant and cedar. There is a salubrious plateau during the long, silky finish. I love the paradox of concentration and floating aspects. I would still wait a year or two. Drink 2017 - 2027.

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1998 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon Kronos Vineyard

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6/29/2015 - paulst Likes this wine: 94 points

Blackberry with raspberry, blueberry and sweet raisin; layered and long.

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2005 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon

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6/29/2015 - wiscgrad wrote: 95 points

had with dinner so no formal notes, but this was drinking beautifully. Perfectly balanced with plenty of fruit and just the right amount of tannin and acidity. Going strong and showing no signs of fading

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2004 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon

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6/22/2015 - juicejammer Likes this wine: 93 points

Tacking on a couple more points from my last bottle. This is a great expression of Cabernet with rich blackberry, camphor and pencil shavings. Richly layered and textured with a smooth balanced finish. Drink now-2030.

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1995 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon

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6/21/2015 - MattMauldin Likes this wine: 95 points

Restaurant pop/pour. Still showing a nice medium ruby color. Very complex bouquet- blackcurrant draped in secondary & tertiary depth of olive, eucalyptus, dill, tobacco, dried violet and tar. Showing impressive juicy primary black fruit on the palate, with notes on minerality and layers of full depth similar to the bouquet. Juicy (medium+) acid complimented by round silky tannins. The complexity continues through a full finish. Quite striking. My WOTY so far.

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2004 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon

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6/21/2015 - david4061 wrote: 92 points

Ready now. Decanted for 1 hour. Perfect balance between fruit and earth tones. Medium finish with some just the right amount of acid. Really a great food wine. Had with steak and was spot on.

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2007 Corison Syrah Helios

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6/20/2015 - merryberry Likes this wine: 92 points

Thick, cloudy, inky black with purple edges. Lots of sediment in the neck of the bottle. Blueberry thickets, saddle leather, and pungent spice nose. Medium to full bodied, blackberries, black cherries, very well integrated sweet tannins, pipe tobacco, and a long, full mount finish. Surprisingly fresh for its age and appearance. A treat.

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2000 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon Kronos Vineyard

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6/20/2015 - plechazunga Likes this wine: NR

Opened up quickly . Old world nose - faint tobacco and a bit dusty. On the palate creme de cassis, cherry liquor. Faint tannins. Light mouthfeel.

If you like fruit notes, drink up! But there's still plenty of acid for a longer haul.

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2000 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon

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6/19/2015 - Julius. Likes this wine: NR

Considering the fact that the "professionals" said the vintage was OK at best and at this point most of the wines were in decline (and some undrinkable), this one is a gem.

Its appearance is indicative of its age - a relatively dull garnet with very narrow rim. The nose is strong, with black fruit, plum, leather, earth and vanilla. On the palate, that black fruit comes across vibrantly, saying "I'm not so old" and is complimented by those same secondary and tertiary notes that were on the nose - leather, tobacco and vanilla. Fine grained tannins, medium(-) acidity, medium body round out the wine. Everything is in harmony. While I think there are still several years left in this wine, I don't see it getting any better. I am really digging this wine. Outstanding.

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2000 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon Kronos Vineyard

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6/6/2015 - Tudz Drkl Likes this wine: 93 points

Fantastic, balanced and integrated wine. Beautiful deep, clear ruby color. The nose was cedar, pine, leather and red fruit market. On the palate, the acidity and tannins provided a steady and pleasing structure that carried fresh fruit that was balanced perfectly with the savory flavors.

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2001 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon

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6/12/2015 - paulst Likes this wine: 92 points

Sweet and sour blueberry-cherry-blackberry; precise with some coarseness and good length.

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2011 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon

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6/10/2015 - Ben Christiansen wrote: NR

Off the cork pull pure and vibrant with just hints of green. Linear. Very young. Well done.

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2005 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon

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6/7/2015 - Kukeymon Likes this wine: 95 points

Beautiful is the word! Nothing intrusive but everything is in harmony, and it sings harmony not only by itself but with everything else on the dinner table. Velvety tannin and just the right amount of acidity frame up beautifully concentrated fruit. As it evolves in the glass, it does not skip a beat in balance and elegance til the very end. Graceful finish just lingers and lingers...

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2011 Corison Cabernet Franc Helios

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6/3/2015 - Loren Sonkin wrote: 91 points

Drank over two days. This is really good but not quite what I remembered it being. Perhaps it just needed more air ass it was better on day 2. Not surprising for a Corrison wine. Still for 2011, there is nice dark cherry fruit with some cassis. A hint of tobacco. Nice complexity. Not a big wine, but not shy either. Went well with food.

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2005 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon

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6/2/2015 - floating_cellar wrote: 95 points

Fantastic bottle, if you can find Cathy's wines, buy them! Classicly beautiful at 13.5% and very concentrated flavors.

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2002 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon Kronos Vineyard

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5/31/2015 - Blacksmith450 wrote: 90 points

Cali-cab typé, totalement intégré. Mature, il n'ira pas plus loin.

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2001 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon

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5/28/2015 - RajivAyyangar Likes this wine: 92 points

Cathy Corison's wines at Arlequin (Arlequin SF): Slightly dull medium-red in the glass, moderate plus concentration. Slight bricking at the rim.
On the nose, glossy-black sweet savory tobacco secondaries. Faint brett, faint stewed pyrazine, faint menthol, faint mushroom. Beautiful mature cabernet nose.
On the palate, classic Corison:
Medium body, medium alcohol [13.5%], excellent midpalate of sweet cedar and sweet tobacco. Elevated acid and still-grippy moderate tannins. Long finish.
Score: Between 9 and 9.5
$150

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2004 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon

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5/28/2015 - RajivAyyangar wrote: 92 points

Cathy Corison's wines at Arlequin (Arlequin SF): A tough year - half the crop of ’05. Light acetaldehyde on the nose. Mushroom tones. Slightly stewed fruit with faint sweet stewed bellpeppers.
On the palate, classic Corison:
Medium body, medium alcohol [also 13.6%], excellent midpalate aromatics with sweet tobacco tertiary character, a hint of Brett spice, and light tones fresh wood (smells like smooth, fine-grained freshly-sanded wood to me) [French oak, 50% new]. Elevated acid and plush moderate-intensity tannins. Long finish.
Score: Between 9 and 9.5
$125

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2005 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon

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5/28/2015 - RajivAyyangar wrote: 92 points

Cathy Corison's wines at Arlequin (Arlequin SF): Medium red, moderate plus concentration. The nose shows signs of age: Some dark fruits, but mostly sweet stewed tamales, hint of savory stewed ripe bell pepper character. Sweet tobacco, slightly oxidative in nature.
In the mouth, classic Corison:
Medium body, medium alcohol [also 13.6%], excellent savory sweet-tobacco and cedar midpalate aromatics with a hint of Brett and some dusty wood spice (smells like faint fine-grained freshly-sanded wood to me) [French oak, 50% new]. Elevated acid and plush moderate-intensity tannins. Reminiscent of a the ’95 York Creek, but softer, plusher, slightly more youthful, and less pastiche - this is elegant and developing beautifully. Long finish.
Score: Between 9 and 9.5
$125

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2006 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon

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5/28/2015 - RajivAyyangar wrote: 89 points

Cathy Corison's wines at Arlequin (Arlequin SF): Dark ruby in the glass. On the nose, overripe cherry with faint brett spice.
In the mouth, classic Corison:
Medium body, medium alcohol [also 13.6%], excellent midpalate aromatics with a hint of Brett and well-contained tones of fresh wood (smells like smooth, fine-grained freshly-sanded wood to me) [French oak, 50% new]. Balanced acid (moderate - not as elevated as the others) and plush moderate-intensity tannins. Long finish.
A cool year - they picked a month later than usual.
Score: Between 8.5 and 9.
$100

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2010 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon

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5/28/2015 - RajivAyyangar wrote: 90 points

Cathy Corison's wines at Arlequin (Arlequin SF): dark ruby, concentrated color.
Nose of slightly overripe red cherry liqueur and a bit of blackcurrant character. Secondaries of faint animal spice (brettanomyces), deep glossy liquorice / anise, and cedar tones.
In the mouth, classic Corison:
Medium body, medium alcohol [13.6%], excellent midpalate aromatics with a hint of Brett and well-contained tones of fresh wood (smells like smooth, fine-grained freshly-sanded wood to me) [French oak, 50% new]. Elevated acid and plush moderate-intensity tannins. Long finish
Score: Around 9.
$85

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2011 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon

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5/28/2015 - RajivAyyangar Likes this wine: 90 points

Cathy Corison's wines at Arlequin (Arlequin SF): Clear, bright, medium ruby with moderate plus concentration, and no rim variation. No gas or sediment.
Moderate intensity nose, clean, with tones of savory-sweet ripe stewed bell peppers (pyrazines). Some integrated cedar and bright red cherry. Overall character of the nose is savory.
In the mouth, classic Corison:
Medium body, moderate alcohol [13.7%].
Red cherry, a tiny bit of cassis character, cedar. For me, a bit of well-integrated oak, partly new - it registers as smooth, fine-grained, freshly-sanded wood. [50% new, French oak] Elevated acidity. Tannins are a solid moderate. Long finish
This was a difficult year to ripen cabernet - many vineyards were afflicted with Aspergillus mold.
I really like this.
Score: Around 9.
$85

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2010 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon

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5/24/2015 - SpoochMan Likes this wine: 92 points

Coravin taste. My first Corison. On the nose, this has nice red and black fruits, forest floor, and menthol. Lovely nose. On the palate, nice red fruit (but restrained), medium weight, lovely acidity, very nice balance, no heat at all. Tannins are there and a touch grippy, but this was much more approachable than I expected based on the CT drinking window (2024-2060). Very well made and an elegant, feminine style of Cab that I really like a lot. Clearly, I need to be acquiring more from this producer. This should be friendly with a variety of foods. I'm sure it will get better with time.

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2012 Corison Gewürztraminer Corazón

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5/23/2015 - john_n_diana wrote: NR

Had with sushi. Was good.

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2006 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon

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5/21/2015 - Wicked Panda wrote: 90 points

It's drinking really well.

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