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2015 Corison Cabernet Franc Helios Sunbasket Vineyard

Cabernet Franc

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • St. Helena
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • Renton Likes this wine:

    January 2, 2022 - incredibly smooth cab franc from Cathy Corison, a little green pepper on the nose but blackberries and other dark fruits as well.

    on the palate, medium acidity and medium tannins that have certainly relaxed. You can still get a little green peppercorn and plenty of black fruit as well, not too ripe but not too tart.

  • emf Likes this wine:

    August 3, 2019 - Beautiful Cab Franc, medium bodied with luscious fruit in the middle. A classy wine.

  • LWI wrote: 90 points

    July 8, 2019 - Ganske parfymert, krydret, bare et hint av grønn paprika, noe mint; tørrende, men ikke fra fat, strukturert, middels vekt, OK lengde - men heller ikke mer, strukturert og tørrende finish

  • Rieslingfan wrote:

    June 17, 2019 - Richer than most Corison wines I have tried, this is still restrained for Napa. Deep red fruit, a bit of earth, and just barely there fresh herb tones create a balanced aromatic, and fresh palate presence. It’s mid-weight for a Napa wine, so it packs plenty of flavor. No sense of overdone richness, or extreme late harvest. There’s good tannic structure to keep thing in line. Could be a candidate for some significant cellar time, though I really enjoyed it tonight.

  • mckillop Likes this wine: 91 points

    November 23, 2018 - Second bottle.

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  • By John Gilman
    Jul/Aug 2018, Issue #76, The Summer of 2018 North American Wines Neo-Classicists and Old School Producers

    (Helios Cabernet Franc “Sunbasket Vineyard”- Corison Winery (Napa)) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By James Suckling
    5/3/2018 (link)

    (Corison Cabernet Franc Napa Valley Sunbasket, Red, United States) Subscribe to see review text.


  • By Antonio Galloni
    Brilliance in Napa Valley: 2016 & 2015 Cabernets (Jan 2018), 1/18/2018 (link)

    (Helios Cabernet Franc Sunbasket Vineyard Napa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2015
  • Type Red
  • Producer Corison
  • Varietal Cabernet Franc
  • Designation Helios
  • Vineyard Sunbasket Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation St. Helena

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (2%)
  • In Cellars 124 (75%)
  • Consumed 38 (23%)

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