Cathy Corison

Corison

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 2016

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Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 2016
Like Matisse with his paper cut outs, Cathy’s Napa Cabernet represents her genius stripped down to its essence.

Even after 40 years of quietly making history, Cathy still approaches her work with childlike joy and singular passion. As a bright-eyed intern at Freemark Abbey in 1978, Cathy became one of the first women in Napa to haul hoses around a cellar. She spent the 1980s as head winemaker at Chappellet on Pritchard Hill, before leaving the mountains forever to go out on our own: “I had a wine in me I wanted to get out.” Knowing Cathy, it’s not surprising that her dream was soil specific, calling for a certain Bale gravelly loam only found in the benchland between Rutherford and St. Helena. She knew this would provide the elegance and weight she was after. Through a combination of luck and prescience, she purchased a dilapidated barn right off highway 29, along with an even more dilapidated vineyard — yes, it was Kronos — and the rest was history. 13.1% alcohol.

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Cathy Corison

Corison

Napa Valley, CA

Corison Sunbasket Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

$195.00