2016 Corra Cabernet Sauvignon Melanson

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley

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Community Tasting Note

  • TXRDW wrote: 96 points

    December 29, 2019 - This wine is surprisingly good. I’ve had several Corras, but never a Melanson. Very elegant, with a long, smooth finish. Chocolate, pencil shavings and dark, spicy fruit. Drank from a Coravin, so it might not have opened up completely. Definitely a unique tasting wine as it isn’t an overpowering fruit bomb, yet it is quite complex. I suspect in several years this wine will score in the 97-98 range. Glad I purchased a few bottles.

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  • MJP Hou TX commented:

    12/30/19, 7:24 AM - Great notes! Your description nails the type of wine I like to enjoy. Thanks for review!

  • TXRDW commented:

    12/30/19, 9:46 AM - Thanks, MJP. I see that you’re from Houston, which is where I reside. I’ve also seen many of your comments and notes tied to Ryan (Liteitonfire), so I know that we have similar tastes in wines. I’m guessing you also use his importer, Michel? Very small world!

  • MJP Hou TX commented:

    12/30/19, 10:10 AM - Yes! I recently purchased some right bank BDX through Michel which I plan to use him more in the future knowing more about his travel and resources. I haven't met Ryan in person but we have very similar buying habits when it comes to wine. Always nice to met another Cellar Tracker fan in the H.

  • TXRDW commented:

    12/30/19, 4:07 PM - Not sure if you’re interested, but Celia said she has 6 bottles of the 2016 Melanson left. I ordered 3 today, so there are 3 more available if you want them.

  • MJP Hou TX commented:

    12/31/19, 10:38 AM - Thanks for the heads up TXRDW! I plan on opening one soon and I'll reach out to Cecila through Carbon wines as they represent the brand.

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