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.
We have budbreak! Welcome to the 2022 vintage. The cover crop is mowed and, once tilled into our sustainably-farmed soils, the teeming life will make the nutrients available to the vines. With the tender buds emerging, we’re on frost alert, though we have had quite a warm and early spring. We are suckering the vines, removing any shoots growing where we don’t want them, which will focus the energy of the vine. It will also open up the canopy to let the right amount of air and light in to the developing fruit.
In the cellar, the 2021’s are shaping up nicely, almost ready to blend this summer. We just released the tiny 2018 Kronos Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon to our club.
We are so honored to be on The California List, “a list of the top Californian wine producers – estates renowned for their quality, fame and overall impact in the UK – as chosen by a five-strong panel made up of writers Jancis Robinson MW and Stephen Brook, wine buyers Sarah Knowles MW and Mark Andrew MW and chief executive of the Court of Master Sommeliers Europe, Ronan Sayburn MS.” Click here to read the full article.
One of the wonderful things about wine is that it can speak of time and place! Explore the terroir and vintage expression of our estate Kronos and Sunbasket Cabernet Sauvignons. Though only a stone’s throw apart, slightly different soils and the vines’ different rootstocks, Cabernet clones, trellising and training, and vine age produce very distinct wines. Enjoy two vintages of each wine to experience these differences and the fingerprint of the unique growing seasons. Most of the wines tasted will be available for purchase.
With sunny days in the forecast, this is a great time to visit. We are hosting most of our tastings outside on our covered crush pad, around cozy firepits with wool blankets. Choose from this new Estate Vineyard Tasting or our Library Tasting.