Red

2016 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • St. Helena
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Community Tasting Notes 8

  • oldwines Likes this wine: 92 points

    March 2, 2020 - Tasted at a trade tasting in NYC. Small taste. Saturated purple garnet color.
    Nose had oaky red fruit. Palate is restrained with both red and black fruit like red currant, black plum and mixed berries. Big but balanced, drinking reasonably well now with air (this had been decanted) but probably better with some additional bottle age.

  • vinum bonum wrote:

    February 28, 2020 - (Corison) Assez différent du précédent, sur la finesse et la retenue, on sent que c'est encore un bébé. Elevage parfaitement intégré, très belle expression de Cabernet.

  • isaacjamesbaker wrote: 94 points

    February 9, 2020 - St. Helena Tasting (Washington, DC): Gorgeous light purple color. The aromas are stunning, with chilled red fruits (cherry, currant, raspberry) with a host of complex non-fruit notes: violets, graphite, hints of tomato leaf and eucalyptus. Medium-bodied on the palate (13.1% alcohol), this has an effortless, balanced appeal. Structured but refined tannins, bright acidity, and waves of juicy but cool raspberry, black cherry and currant fruit. Complexities of violets, clove, graphite, paved road, and nuanced coffee and cedar. The complexity is lovely, and the mouthfeel and balance are so, so impressive. I’d love to see this in five to eight years, although it’s so expressive in its youth.

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  • Cuellar's Cellar Likes this wine: 93 points

    January 30, 2020 - WOW. Silky goodness. Really good for this vintage. First time having this wine, and I am really impressed. Cheers

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  • tphilca wrote: 87 points

    December 29, 2019 - I've collected Corison wines for over ten years and to my palate, this one is the most controversial edition from what is widely considered a great Napa cab vintage. This note is based on a single bottle so it's possible it was just a bad one but it did not taste corked or otherwise flawed. It seems that the goal with this wine was to make Bordeaux from California when prior vintages were clearly Napa Cabs with a Bordeaux sensibility. At present, the palate is thin and watery with tart and almost non-existent fruit. There is some fruit on the nose, but very subdued, even after 4+ hours. The wine is mildly tannic with a very short finish at the moment. I just don't see where this wine is going when compared to prior more fruit driven vintages. I think the best bet is to treat it like a true Bordeaux and cellar for 10 more years with the hope that secondary flavors develop. In my opinion, they went too far here with the 13.1% alcohol early harvest and created a truly old world wine when prior Corison Napa's were still very enjoyable in their youth or 10+ years on. Fingers crossed on my remaining bottles!

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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2019, Issue #82, New Releases and Old Favorites From America’s Old School and Neo-Classicists

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    North Coast Part 1: Napa Valley's Incredible 2016s, 1/31/2019 (link)

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    Napa Valley’s Extraordinary 2016 Cabernets (Dec 2018), 12/1/2018 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type Red
  • Producer Corison
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation St. Helena
  • UPC Codes 091882388034, 7317178377258

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 39 (3%)
  • In Cellars 1,262 (95%)
  • Consumed 32 (2%)

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