Winegrower Cathy Corison produces artisanal, age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon that speaks of place, sourcing great benchland vineyards between Rutherford and St. Helena. We invite you to experience a unique glimpse inside a small, family-owned working winery the next time you are in the Napa Valley.
It's been over a month since the winter solstice and we can see the days getting longer. In the vineyard, the cover crop is soaking up the winter rains and sunny interludes. Before we know it, the newly sprouted legumes and wild mustard will blanket the vineyards.
We're learning so much from our Italian pruning consultant Marco Simonit of Simonit & Sirch, pictured above with our crew, Manuel and Rodolfo. Their specialty is promoting longevity in vineyards. We make all of our cuts with the intention of preserving the vasculature of the vine. As Kronos Vineyard approaches the half-century mark, this is especially important.
Just one of the many hats he wears, William Martin, Cathy's husband and winery partner, is our architect-in-residence. His newest project is in full swing - very soon we will be off the grid, as we are installing cutting-edge photovoltaic glass panels on the newly re-roofed winery. William helped design these panels, working with a company in Barcelona, combining two of their technologies. The result is glass panels tinted the green color of the roof, which will allow us to run the winery on solar power with a discreet array that complements William’s beautiful barn. The installation will also power our two electric car-charging stations.
Lettie Teague reviews the 2016 Corison Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon in this article about classic wines. "Wines I’d readily deem classics include the Napa Cabernets made by Cathy Corison — beautifully balanced wines that only improve over time... This subtle, polished and notably low-alcohol (13%) Cabernet is a shining star in the Napa firmament."