Corra Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 Napa Valley, CA)
Winery Tasting Notes: "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."
Wine Advocate, 94 Points: “Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon features blackberry preserves, baked red and blackcurrants and star anise notes with touches of fallen leaves, dried lavender and tapenade. Full-bodied, firm and crunchy with great depth, the palate is built like a brick house, with beautifully ripe tannins and a fragrant finish."