2001 Corison Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Kronos Vineyard Napa Valley
"The 2001 Corison Cabernet is a beauty. Fleshing out this sturdy framework are rich, complex flavors and aromas. The red fruit notes include plum, blackberry and black cherry with hints of chocolate and a dash of spice for interest. A beautiful floral perfume of violets and an unmistakable mineral quality, often called Rutherford dust, complete the package. In short, all of the components converge in just the right place; everything is in balance. This wine will enjoy a long, distinguished life." Winery Notes
International Wine Cellar($90; aged in 50% new oak; made from a ten-acre parcel of 30-year-old vines next to the Corison winery on Highway 29, at the south end of St. Helena Good full ruby. Brooding aromas of black raspberry, minerals, violet and bitter chocolate. Sweeter, denser and fatter than the 2003 and 2002 Napa bottlings, with claret-like notes of leather, smoke, cedar and graphite. Here the acids are more obviously integrated, but there's still a bit of tarry oak to be absorbed. Finishes with lovely length and li...
Wine SpectatorRating: 80/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/06