Corison Winery

Premiere Reserve
2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2013 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 17 | Lot No. 118
Vintage: 2011

Corison Winery

Premiere Reserve

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

5 cases produced


All Cabernet lots are on the table for blending only once a year: for our Premiere Reserve. Our estate Kronos Vineyard gets this one chance to come out and play with the other lots, which hail from benchland between Rutherford and St. Helena, a special corner of the world for Cabernet Sauvignon. I'm always looking to walk the fine line between power and elegance and having the wine speak eloquently of time and place. For Premiere Napa Valley, I added the conversation between old and younger vines. The Corison Cabernet is sourced from newer vineyards that were replanted due to phylloxera, and our Kronos Vineyard is one of the last old Cabernet vineyards in Napa Valley, planted more than 40 years ago on St. George rootstock.

Aging Process

Small French oak barrels.

Wine Facts

  • Sustainably produced

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Cathy Corison

Winemaker, Corison Winery

Winemaker, Cathy Corison

I've made wine in the Napa Valley for 40 years, first for others including Chappellet Vineyard, Staglin Family Vineyard, York Creek and Long Meadow Ranch. Eventually I found that there was a wine inside me that needed to get out and I began to make the Corison Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.

Country born: United States

Education: BA Pomona College, Biology
MS University of California, Davis, Enology

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Honors / Awards:
San Francisco Chronicle Winemaker of the Year 2011

Winemaking Philosophy:
Great grapes make great wine. Pick ripe grapes from a terrific, balanced vineyard and let Mother Nature do the rest. My goal is to make Cabernet that is both powerful and elegant, graces the table, enjoys a long, distinguished life and speaks of place.

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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

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Corison Winery 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Premiere Reserve 17
Davies Vineyards 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Diamond Mountain District Nopales Block 16
Oakville East Exposure 2009 Red Wine Oakville 15
Harris Estate Vineyards 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Melange Magique 14
VinRoc Wine Caves 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Koko's Block 14
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