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 truly unique glimpse inside a small, family-owned working winery the next time you are in the Napa Valley.
Late fall rains encouraged the cover-crop and mustard to sprint out of the blocks, and warm sunny winter days sent them flying. The mustard has never been more rambunctious. The covercrop is nearly as tall as the vines, and has been busy fixing nitrogen to nourish the plants all season. Crisp, clear days punctuate the winter storms, making this one of the most beautiful seasons of the year. We’re busy pruning the vines to give them a balanced start as they break bud next month. As we move into March, we will be mowing the cover-crop in anticipation of the frost season.
Celebrate with Sunbasket Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, our new vineyard-designate! This single-vineyard Cabernet displays the characteristic bright cherries Cathy expects from this vineyard, joined by rich raspberry and cassis nuance. Supple, velvety tannins, stony minerality, and hints of baking spices and anise round out the juicy flavors. Exuberant floral notes of violets and dried roses jump out of the glass, dancing with the fruit. With nearly two years in the bottle, this wine is in its first, fruit-driven peak.
This offer contains one bottle each of the 2014 Corison Sunbasket Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2015 Corazón Gewürztraminer. Inspired by the wines of Alsace, which feature aromatic Germanic white varieties and French winemaking sensibilities, the Gewürztramier is totally dry and fresh. It cries out for food.