Red

2008 Corison Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2015 - 2020 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • 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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  • CarpeVinum wrote: 91 points

    March 28, 2015 - So pure. A gem of a wine that lets the traditional grape flow through without the mask of toasted oak. I feel like I am sitting in the vineyard while drinking this gem. A bit early but still fantastic

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  • jeffreylubowski Likes this wine: 94 points

    April 3, 2014 - Just had this two weeks ago. Had to show it to another friend. Same blueberry nose with pepper midpalate. My favorite napa cab hands down. Can't say enough good things about this producer.

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  • jeffreylubowski Likes this wine: 94 points

    March 20, 2014 - Decanted for an afternoon. Had with steak. Drinking window is starting. Pepper and some medium berry fruit followed by darker berries. So against the grain of low acid high oak n fruit napa cab its hard to believe. Excellent wine. Corison stuck to their guns picking a month earlier n before overripeness and it shows. Love them.

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Wine Definition

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

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  • In Cellars 259 (67%)
  • Consumed 126 (33%)

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