Corison, Cabernet Sauvignon, "Kronos" 2017Regular price $215.00 Save $-215.00
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
Cathy Corison is an absolute force to be reckoned with in the Napa Valley. Her journey started over 45 years ago with a course she took a wine appreciation course at Pamona college on a whim. Biology was a major factor in her falling for wine; she loved the way that wine is a collaboration of living systems, yet still something to be enjoyed. Her schedule following this course was jam packed with tenures and studying. A masters in enology at UC Davis followed. Several stints and internships at big names in Napa helped along the way, including Freemark Abbey and Chappellet. In 1987, the longing to make her own wine needed to show itself. She began buying grapes and barrels and Corison Winery was born. Fast forward to 1995—the purchase of Kronos Vineyard allowed her to have an estate vineyard and also build a winery. Her husband and partner, William Martin, designed the winery. The most recent addition to their estate was Sunbasket Vineyard, purchased in 2015 after sourcing that very fruit for over 25 years!
“Kronos” is a vineyard with a story to tell. It is one of the last of the old vine sites from Napa with vines dating back to 1971. The yields are extremely low, but the fruit it does produce is more than worth the effort. Kronos is the name of one of the titans from Greek mythology, particularly the sons of heaven and earth, which is exactly where Kronos falls—somewhere in between.