(From 2010 Vintage) Saturated medium ruby. Cassis, blueberry, licorice, bitter chocolate and minerals on the nose, plus a whiff of creosote. Juicy, savory and tactile but very backward, showing no easy sweetness to its black fruit and mineral flavors. This is even less giving today than the Napa Valley bottling. Today the wine's powerful structure gives the finish a dry edge.
(From 2003 Vintage) Deep ruby in color, the 2003 Corison Kronos Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon boasts aromas of wild boysenberries, plums and cassis. Linzer torte and ripe black cherry flavors are complemented by hints of nutmeg, cardamom and vanilla. Soft tannins contribute a round, lush mouth feel and hints of violets charm the lingering finish.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2003 Vintage) Richness, elegance, power and grace all come together in this remarkable wine, and, from its first layered scents of currants, cocoa, wildflowers and sandalwood spice, it leaves little doubt that something special is afoot. It is big and expressive but never less than perfectly balanced, and its exceptionally fine and long-lasting flavors show great range and depth. It will be around for years if properly cellared, but the temptations for drinking it in the next few years are considerable.