Per rpm, this one was cut down before its time. However, it was delicious, right at PnP. It shut down after a while getting some air in the bottle but was beginning to show its stuff later on. Hold the next for 2017+
Taste: Medium/full bodied with silky tannins and medium acidity. The feel is very polished with well balanced tones of black currants, dark red cherries, dark red berries, and some spice tones.
Overall: This was drinking beautifully. It's a very well balanced and mature cab that is showing very well. There is some real nice style and polish to this right now and it feels like it can hold for a while.
did this one on back to back nights, given how light it was I thought we would see if paired OK with scallops and Salmon. Pairing not bad (it was an experiment), works well with Salmon and complimented a tomato couscous perfectly. Nice thing about Cathy Corison's wines is how delicate they are vs traditional Calif Cabs. Only about 13% ABV, tastes/feels like it could be lighter. Opens up different pairing possibilities with Cabs.
I know this is old, and probably past its prime, but still nice wine. the Kronos vineyards from Corison are a notch up from this, great wines if you have them
Nice purple color and a muted dark fruit nose. Medium bodied, it lacked the depth of flavors I've become used to from Corison Cabs, lacked sufficient acid, and had a slight Balsemic note. This bottle was definitely past its peak, although its still drinkable.
Beautiful deep purple color and lush, sweet, dark fruit nose. Harmonious combo of black cherry, blueberry and plum flavors work their way to a slighltly tart but pleasant finish. In my opinion, this wine is in the twilight of its best drinking years, it is starting to throw some sediment and thus I suggest consuming your remaining bottles sooner rather than later.
Nose of cedar, raspberry, dark fruit, eucalyptus, and other forest herbs. This was wonderful in the mouth with a profile led by dark caramelized fruit and finished with a tart, crisp acidity. The mouth was enveloped in beautiful, round tannins. The finish was long and this wine got better with each sip. We were sorry to see this bottle finish. Perfectly aged at this point.
Still has life left in it. At first, I was a little suspect. Fruit was very muted. Color is still nice and bright. Nose is a little stinky with some tobacco and earth. Good black cherry along with cedar. Finish is a bit short.
This bottle was well-balanced between Napa fruit and softened tannins and generally drinking very well right now. I have one more bottle that I'm looking forward to, though I likely won't hold it more than 2-3 yrs. A very nice expression of Napa Cabernet with age.
Very nice bottle. Mature aromas of cigar tobacco mixed with Cab cassis fruit. Very pure core of ripe red fruit in the mouth, no noticible heat or oak. Long finish with polished tannins. This kept improving over several hours and based on this bottle has plenty of life yet. Elegant and understated style, but really delicious.
Decanted 45 mins. at cellar temp. Deep ruby to the rim; lots of life left in this one. Great nose of cassis, cedar, spice box and tobacco. On the front palate, it still has lots of dark fruits, with a full-bodied and smooth mouthfeel. This wine explodes mid-palate with smoky cedar and tobacco, and the fruit comes back on a long finish (40-50 seconds). Perfect match with prime rib roast, mushrooms and bearnaise sauce. I'd give it two more years to bring the fruit into a perfect balance, but the tannins are already well integrated and supple.
A complex and nicely structured wine. Pronounced notes of red fruits dominated; tanins were silky and subdued. I was happy to find that the fruit was not fading at all, but the finish was a bit tart. It's hard to go wrong with a '97 Napa Cab at this point. Tanins are all but gone so I think it might be time to drink up soon. 89 points.
Had this with a hearty pizza. When first opened fairly intense alcohol. Decanted for two hours. Black fruit, dark chocolate and cherries and cedar. Thin texture on the palate but the aromas and a flavor made for a nice evening.