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

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Winery Corra Wines
VarietiesCabernet Sauvignon
Trellis systemGuyot
Altitudevaried
Exposurevaried
Harvest Techniqueby hand
Fermentationdestemmed and fermented on skins for an average of 21 days
Malolacticyes
Maturation22 months in 65% new French oak barrels
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Finingno
Item NoT06393
Size750ML
Bottle Case6
Country United States
Region California
Sub-region Napa Valley
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2016

“Great vineyards in great vintages are nothing but pure joy in liquid form. The 2016 Corra Cabernet Sauvignon shows dark purple color, warm blueberry/huckleberry aromas and a dense, full, rich entry. True to the sophisticated style of Corra, the wine has the structure of a wine built to age well for decades, yet the finish shows a texture of heavy satin.”

2015

"With a smaller-than-normal crop, the 2015 vintage enjoys a remarkable intensity in color, aroma, and flavor concentration. Deeply purple in both color and aroma profile, the blackberry/boysenberry aromas lead to a flavor palate of ripe fruit, dark vanilla notes, dusty earth and spice, all supported by layers of velvety tannins."

"This wine is crafted by carefully blending Cabernet Sauvignon grown in three of Napa Valley's most highly respected growing regions; the benchlands of Rutherford and of Oakville, as well as the west-facing slopes of Pritchard Hill. The grapes are hand harvested, destemmed, fermented on skins for an average of 21 days, then aged in French oak barrels (90% new) for 21 months prior to bottling. The wine is bottled without fining or filtration."

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Accolades

2016

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, JebDunnock.com

2015

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, JebDunnuck.com