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2008 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2015 - 2022 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • PolarBear22 wrote: 93 points

    June 12, 2022 - Decanted over an hour before we poured. Second Corison Cab for the evening. This had a little more tannin than the 2006, so had a little more punch. Still showed great fruit and balance, with nice acidity. This was favored over the 2006, but by a slight margin as both vintages were enjoyed.

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  • TC16 wrote:

    May 20, 2022 - Really underwhelming. Ok when first opened but quickly became thin and acidic.

  • ekirby Likes this wine: 92 points

    April 10, 2021 - Decanted for at least 4 hours. Much better than last bottle of 2008 opened a year ago, so main difference is one more year. Neither bottle no where near as good as the 2007. So 12 years not enough time? Perhaps for this vintage.

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  • ekirby Likes this wine: 90 points

    June 14, 2020 - Decanted this for about 3+ hours. Nicely made, honest wine. Pretty nose, with some fullness but a bit reticent. Good balance of fruit and complexity to start, we were looking forward to spending a long evening with this wine. Unexpectedly, the wine did not get better as we went but lost it’s nose and fruit and became somewhat thin and astringent. Past it’s prime ? Will pop n pour the next bottle.

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  • JERB Likes this wine: 93 points

    June 28, 2019 - Patio Friday 6/28/19: This wine was tasted with a 2008 Robert Keenan Napa Cabernet. Decanted for 2+ hours. The nose of the Corison was wonderful - intoxicating; one of those "Can I just park my nose in the glass for about 10 minutes and bathe in these aromas?" The flavors on the palate were mostly dark fruits with lots of depth to them. The trait that really struck us was the purity of the wine. It was just clean and unmanipulated (is that a word?). The essence of the grapes in the vineyard was wonderfully pronounced, yet in an understated manner. Other Cters have suggested that if you appreciate big, bold, smack you in the face cabernets, then this wine is not for you. I agree! If you appreciate purity and elegance - find yourself some Corison! The 93 rating is probably skewed upward because the Corison was
    just so much better than the Keenan. The Corison was far superior! I have to believe this wine still has another 4 to 6 more years of prime drinking.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Vintage Retrospective: The 2008 Napa Valley Cabernets (May 2018), 5/18/2018 (link)

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  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2017, Issue #69, Cathy Corison’s Cabernet Sauvignon The Rutherford Bench at Its Very Finest

    (Corison Winery “Napa Valley” Cabernet Sauvignon) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By John Gilman
    May/Jun 2013, Issue #45, Recently Tasted Old School and Neo-Classical American Wines

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    June 2012 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    New Releases from Napa Valley (Dec 2011) (link)

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    6/21/2011 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2010, IWC Issue #150 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Corison
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley
  • UPC Code 091882800352

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  • In Cellars 224 (57%)
  • Consumed 169 (43%)

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