Red

2012 Corison Cabernet Franc Helios

Cabernet Franc

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • PMJak11 wrote: 92 points

    April 28, 2017 - Probably a bit young. Nice fruit, but probably needed a lot more air. Solid Cab Franc and paired nicely with our meal.

  • PMJak11 Likes this wine: 94 points

    January 21, 2017 - Leftovers:)....sometimes I hate when I'm right! Air did amazing things for this baby. After 22hrs the fruit was popping, it was much bolder, but still silky smooth. Upgrading my score substantially!

  • PMJak11 wrote: 92 points

    January 20, 2017 - Memories from our '15 Napa trip! Light and decent fruit, but definitely needs some air. A little tart for a cab franc, but love the low OH and how easy it drinks. Cathy knows what she is doing! Try it!

  • yossarian.livez wrote: 90 points

    July 22, 2015 - Bright red fruit with green pepper nose. Lots of juicy ripe (but not overripe) cherry, green pepper, river rock with plenty of acid and a firm tannin with a persistent mineral finish. Medium bodied making it much lighter than the cab. While there's no mistaking this for old-world Cab Franc, but it was really a delightful, juicy, refreshing, but transparent effort. It's approachable now, but I might hold for a couple years.

    This is from a single block just north of Kronos in St Helena. I like this a lot and a bit more than the previous Helios red (a syrah from Atlas Peak).

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2012
  • Type Red
  • Producer Corison
  • Varietal Cabernet Franc
  • Designation Helios
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

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  • In Cellars 42 (48%)
  • Consumed 45 (52%)

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