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Corra 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Corra 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Corra 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon

For anyone involved in California agriculture, and perhaps especially for those of us lucky enough to work with California’s best vineyard sites, rainfall and water availability mean everything. Enough, too much, not enough, enough but at the wrong time…the ways our rainfall can affect our growing season are endless. In 2019, enough February rainfall gave the vines great energy to start their growth well, and a summer season slightly cooler than in recent years gave winemakers the perfect opportunity to hold grapes on the vines a touch longer, resulting in better flavor concentration and better maturation of seed and skin tannins.

For the 2019 Corra Cabernet Sauvignon, this “season of excellent timing” provided the foundation to create a “vintage of excellent balance”. Vibrant cassis, blackberry, dark cherry and vanilla aromas combine with a touch of cocoa powder and a bit of toasty oak in the aromas. On the palate, the wine shows vibrant fruit at entry, a solid core but well-resolved tannins and crisp acidity at the finish.

As with prior vintages, this Napa Cabernet was crafted from grapes grown on the steep west-facing rocky slopes in the Pritchard Hill area (east of Rutherford) as well as on the western benchlands of Rutherford and Oakville. Each vineyard source was vinified separately, then blended carefully after one year in oak, return to the barrels and aged for an additional 10 months. The final product is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, all from Napa Valley, matured in 100% French oak (70 % new) for 22 months. A total of 350 cases were produced.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 97 Points
"Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the deep garnet-purple colored 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon explodes with vivacious scents of crushed blueberries, chocolate-covered cherries and blackcurrant pastilles with hints of menthol, unsmoked cigars and cardamom. The concentrated, full-bodied palate (15% alcohol) has a solid foundation of firm, fine-grained tannins with seamless freshness and a long, spicy finish. 300 cases were made."

Type

Red

Varietal

Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage

2019

Bottle size

750mL

Alcohol content

15.5%

Appellation

California

Wine Advocate

97

Wine Enthusiast

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Wine Spectator

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James Suckling

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