Winemaker, Corison Winery
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
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.