Winegrower Cathy Corison produces artisanal, age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon that speaks of place, sourcing great benchland vineyards between Rutherford and St. Helena. We invite you to experience a unique glimpse inside a small, family-owned working winery the next time you are in the Napa Valley.
Veraison got underway in late July, with the berries turning from hard and green and photosynthesizing like a leaf, to soft and blue-black and accumulating sugar, flavor and color. We are taking one last pass through the vineyard, dropping any green clusters that are lagging behind their cohort. This promotes evenness, which allows us to pick uniformly ripe fruit. Perfect ripening weather is forecast for August, with warm days and cool, foggy nights. Cathy started sampling the grapes for ripeness this week!
In the cellar we just assembled the 2020 blends and the crush equipment is getting a good scrubbing while we wait for harvest to begin. We anticipate harvest starting by early September. Click here to make a reservation to join us for a tasting and check out the action!
Verticals are so interesting! Taste how these three very different growing seasons express themselves in the glass. This set includes a bottle each of the 2016, 2017 and 2018 Corison Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
We were very gratified to read Alder Yarrow’s recent Vinography post, The Soul of Refinement: Recent and Upcoming Releases from Corison Winery, where he talks about two of these wines. He said, “If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of tasting Corison’s wine, you’re missing out on one of the most consistently excellent wines made in Napa…”
We are excited to offer the Coravin Pivot so you can enjoy these wines for up to two weeks. Click here for more details.
We are hosting most guests outside on our shady crush pad. Your visit will be a highlight of your next trip to the Napa Valley!
Choose between several tastings, including our Collector’s Vertical Tasting, designed for serious Cabernet collectors interested in a deeper understanding of how Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon can speak eloquently of time and place. Also, we have just introduced a Kronos Vertical Tasting – dive deep and explore the terroir of that special vineyard.