Corra Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Corra Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Corra Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Download PDF

Winery Corra Wines
VarietiesCabernet Sauvignon
Trellis systemGuyot
Harvest Techniqueby hand
Fermentationdestemmed and fermented on skins for an average of 21 days
Maturation22 months in ~65% new French oak barrels
Item NoT06393
Bottle Case6
Country United States
Region California
Sub-region Napa Valley
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This vintage might be summed up with the word “abundance”. Whether applied to the winter and early Spring rains, the sunny days in April during bloom, the lush canopy growth during July, or the warm autumn days in September that lead to perfectly ripe fruit; this was a season of abundance and the Cabernet grapes responded with joy. The 2017 Corra Cabernet, which hails from both the rocky eastern slopes and the shallow alluvial soils of Rutherford and Oakville’s western benchlands, abounds with bright, fresh spiced-cherry aromas and a vibrant core of blackberries, vanilla and chai spices. Structurally the wine shows a solid core wrapped in a soft, satiny texture. Enjoy this Cabernet upon release or allow to age for two decades; either way it promises to delight. 100% Cabernet aged in 100% French Oak for 22 months, this wine was neither fined nor filtered prior to bottling.



The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is rich, dense and explosive, with tremendous energy and intensity. Black cherry, graphite, plum, lavender and sweet spice abound in a striking, vibrant Cabernet Sauvignon endowed with tremendous intensity. All the elements come together in this vivid, captivating Cabernet Sauvignon from Corra and proprietor Celia Welch. The 2016 is a blend of fruit from sites in Rutherford, Oakville and on Pritchard Hill, and spent 22 months in oak, 65% new. 96 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous

2016 Corra Cabernet Sauvignon …the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon comes mostly from Pritchard Hill as well as Oakville and Rutherford. It has an awesome bouquet of crème de cassis, graphite, cedar shavings, and dried flowers. Incredibly complex, it doesn’t lose a beat on the palate and is medium to full-bodied, has ultra-fine tannins, and incredibly purity of fruit. As with all the wines Celia makes, it’s impeccably balanced. It can be drunk today with plenty of pleasure, yet I suspect it will be even better with 4-5 years of bottle age and drink nicely for 15-20 years or more. 95+ points, Jeb Dunnock,


2015 Corra Cabernet Sauvignon Celia Welch’s 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon is off the charts. Dense, plush and alluring, the 2015 makes a strong first impression and never lets up. The move towards using more fruit from Pritchard Hill is one of the many decisions that gives the 2015 its incredibly vivid, distinctive personality. Super-ripe red cherry, raspberry jam, espresso, herbs and wild flowers are some of the many notes that develop over time. Moreover, the 2015 has a level of freshness and vivacity that I don’t recall seeing here in the past. At times, the wine’s aromatic nuance suggests an elevated presence of Cabernet Franc. The interplay of exotic ripeness and energy is simply compelling. What a gorgeous wine this is. 96 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous

2015 Corra Cabernet Sauvignon The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon comes from sites in Pritchard Hill and Rutherford and is another terrific wine. More concentrated and dense than the 2014, with notes of black fruits, scorched earth/mineral, licorice, and spice-box, it’s full-bodied, tight and concentrated on the palate, with ample tannin. This focused, lengthy, impressive 2015 needs 3-4 years of bottle age and will shine for 15-20 years. 94 points, Jeb Dunnuck,