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Corison Wines

987 St Helena Highway
St. Helena, CA 94574

Tasting:   Open daily 10 to 5 pm by appointment
$10 fee credited with purchase
10% case discount
  Tours by Appointment
VIP Library Tasting & Tour by Appointment
Price Range:   $28 to $48 for recent vintages, up to $200 for older releases.
Established:   1999
Vineyards:   8 acres
  4000 cases
VIP Tasting:   Yes

Corison Wines Description

If you are looking for a real, working, family-owned winery making first-class Cabernet Sauvignon, make an appointment at Corison Wines. Their large, Victorian-style barn-like structure sits in the middle of their famed Kronos Vineyard. A tasting table is located in the barrel room and has no adornments save its glass top, a handful of bread samples and the two wine-stained barrels supporting it. The concrete floors are strictly utilitarian. The wine, however, is anything but.

The estate vines of Kronos Vineyard are some of the oldest Cabernet Sauvignon Vineyards in the Napa Valley. Growing on gravelly loam soils, the gnarly old veterans produce scant yields of rare concentration and refinement. These benchland vineyards are located between Rutherford and St. Helena, where deep, stony alluvial soils promote the ideal growing conditions for the Cabernet vine.

The wines are noted for their consistency and balance. The winemaking style is to make wine that is powerful yet elegant at the same time. Owner and winemaker Cathy Corison uses very traditional methods, using only small French oak barrels sourced from several different forests for complexity. She explains, “It is my job to let the vineyards speak.”

There is a VIP personalized tour available, as well as a special sit-down tasting of wines from their library that has bottles from as far back as the 1987 vintage. These are paired with small bites of food and are offered Fridays at 10 am by appointment. The fee is $25. The winery’s production is 80 percent Cabernet, with Petite Sirah, Syrah, and Merlot rounding out their list.

Corison Wines Features

Ambiance Types of Wine Amenities
Kid Friendly
Family Run
Country Charm
Casual & Relaxed
Dog Friendly
Cabernet Sauvignon
Tours Available
Private Tasting
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Corison is very cool
NapaWino, Napa
I stopped by here while touring a number of St. Helena wineries. They specialize in Cab which was a big plus in my book. Cool tasting room.

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The above reviews are the subjective opinion of Winery Advisor members and not of California Winery Advisor.

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