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CORISON “Kronos Vineyard” Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

(St. Helena, Napa Valley, CA) $248

Cathy Corison, who has made over 40 vintages in the Napa Valley, was the first woman winemaker to own her own winery there. Given the trailblazer that she is, it’s not surprising that she’s also forged her own style—a style that celebrates balance over bigness and grace over power. Her Cabernets have a lit-from-within character and an “aliveness” that is captivating. (She is always among the first in Napa to harvest in order to capture mouthwatering acidity in the grapes). Her Cabernets also have silky textures and layered flavors of cassis, violet, spice, cocoa, blackberry pie, and cooling blueberry flavors. Over the years, I’ve had a number of Corison Cabernets from her top vineyard “Kronos.” This 2018 is still very young at the moment. But put this away for a few years, and it will be magnificent. (Note: the winery sells out of 750-milliliter bottles quickly, but I think a magnum of this would make a fantastic Father’s Day gift). (13.6% abv)

92 points KM

Available at Corison Winery

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