Three Decades of Corison Napa Cabernet 1996-2016
On this very special evening we discover a vertical tasting spanning three decades of Corison, one of the greatest Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon producers. Cathy Corison produces three superb Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons, each hand-crafted without compromise from benchland vineyards between Rutherford and St. Helena. Exhibiting both power and elegance, her wines speak of place, are made to grace the table and enjoy a long, distinguished life.
After many years as one of the few voices for restraint in Napa Valley, today Cathy Corison is rightly recognised as being among the region's finest winemakers. A California native, Cathy decided to pursue a winemaking career in the early 1970s and headed to UC Davis to study at one of the world’s pre-eminent winemaking universities, where she was classmates with the likes of John Kongsgaard and Randall Grahm, at a time when Californian wine was on the verge of global stardom.
Over the past forty years Cathy has never wavered from producing the style of Cabernet that she loves. It is this commitment to elegance and balance, achieved through conscientious viticulture and restrained winemaking, that has inspired a new generation of winemakers across the state to reject the souped-up and turbo-charged wines that have dominated in recent years. After spending years on the periphery, Cathy’s wines are now finally getting the credit they deserve for being among the finest renditions of Cabernet Sauvignon in California.
Nine Vintages on tasting; 1996, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
Please note: Places are very limited on this rather special evening
Places remaining: 0
Course Date/Time: Mon 20th Apr 2020 at 7pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: The Wine Cellars, Fulham, SW6 2ST
The Wine Cellars