Corison Winery

Cabernet Sauvignon 'Kronos'

Cabernet Sauvignon 'Kronos', Corison

Cabernet Sauvignon 'Kronos', Corison

Practicing Sustainable
• 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
• Sourced from the Kronos Vineyard (St. Helena)
• Planted in 1971 on St. George rootstock, which is completely resistant to Phylloxera
• 50-year-old vines
• Fermented in stainless steel tanks
• Racked to French oak for malolactic fermentation and following completion aged 20 months in French oak, 50% new

Info

Producer:
Vintage:
2018
Country:
United States
Region:
California
Appellation:
Napa
Variety:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Certified Organic

Sizes Available

Full Bottle US-COR-40-18 6/750ml

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Press & Reviews

Spectator
Score
96
Date
2022-02-02
"There's a savory sparkle here, with sweet bay leaf and violet notes darting from the core of damson plum, loganberry and mulberry fruit, while the sleek and refined structure supports it all. Long and pure through the finish, offering a subtle twang of iron and a nice finishing kick of fruit. The balance is superb, making this approachable now, but this is going to cruise in the cellar. Drink now through 2040. James Molesworth, March 2, 2022 "
Wine Enthusiast
Score
98
Date
2022-04-01
"From old vines planted nearly 50 years ago, this wine opens in violet and rose. On the palate are seamless layers of cranberry and currant, with an underlying strength of integrated spice, dried herb and oak. Complex and concentrated, this wine is elegantly built to age and evolve, beautifully styled throughout. Virginie Boone, April 1, 2022 "
James Suckling
Score
97
Date
2021-01-27
"This is a sensational Kronos and one of the best ever, with pure, transparent aromas and flavors of blackcurrants, blackberries, raspberries and stones. Some violets, too. It’s full-bodied with just the right amount of tannin tension and austerity to make it ever so serious. Persistent and thought-provoking young wine. January 27, 2021 "
Vinous Media
Score
97
Date
2021-01-01
Decanter
Score
97
Date
2020-10-13
Jancis Robinson
Score
18
Date
2021-11-11
"Glowing garnet. Warm, spicy and luxurious on the nose. Napa Valley Cabernet of the purest sort. Real refinement here. The sort of wine I'd love to give those who think that all Napa Cab is overdone. There are comforting balsam notes to soothe the throat after swallowing it (it's irresistible) and the tannins are all but hidden by the subtle herb-tinged fruit until the very, very end. Finishes dry and appetising. I imagine oak played quite a role in the making of this wine but you certainly can't taste it. Very sophisticated. JancisRobinson.com, 11 November 2021"
Jeb Dunnuck
Score
93
Date
2021-01-27
"The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Kronos Vineyard has a spicy, perfumed, and already complex bouquet of red and black currants, lead pencil, dried tobacco, cigar, and candied violets to go with a medium-bodied, elegant,seamless style on the palate… it excels for its balance, purity, complexity, and elegance. Enjoy bottles over the coming two decades. January 27, 2021"