Corison Kronos Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
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|Region||California, Napa Valley|
A cold, rainy March set the stage for a nearly perfect growing season, allowing us dry-farm Kronos Vineyard. The ripening season followed with moderate highs mostly in the 80°F's, all the way through to picking at the end of September. Coupled with cold nights often in the 40°F's, the season yielded ripe, juicy fruit with uncommon natural acidity. Kronos Vineyard sports its very best qualities in vintages like this. Bright blueberry notes join the dominant blackfruit flavors of blackcherry, black raspberry, plum and cassis in a layered display that carries through into a seemingly endless finish. Pretty violet perfume, minerality and spice complete the package. The tannins feel like velvet. This is one for the ages.
A restrained, understated style that captures firm, dusty, cedary dark berry, herb and spice flavors, with light woody notes, this is most impressive on the lingering finish, where it gains focus. Best from 2020 through 2030.