Friday, January 27, 2012

Corison Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Corison Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 1999

Dark inky purple and garnet color. Full bodied, full forward flavor of  blackberry, and black cherry with a layer of cassis and licorice, with hints of  leather, cedar, and smoke. Nicely balanced and smooth tannins on the lingering finish.Still life left in this thirteen year old that shows its maturity but is not past its prime.

RM 91 points.

The grey barnlike structure of the Corison winery sits right on the west side of Rt 29 just past Zinfandel Lane as one enters St Helena from the south, just past Del Dotto Vineyards and Winery.

Tasted at home w/ L with Beef Filet dinner.