Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
  • £55

37.5cl half-bottle

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Cathy Corison is undoubtedly one of the most influential winemakers in Napa Valley. With a hands-off approach to winemaking, she lets the wine do all the talking. This winery holds a well-deserved reputation for producing some of the best cabernet sauvignons that represent the heart of the iconic Napa Valley. The standout 2020 vintage from the Saint Helena AVA is no exception. Garnering a remarkable 96pt score from Decanter, this complex Napa Cab offers a symphony of aromas, with black cherry and cassis taking centre stage.

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Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2020
Cathy Corison Corison winery


After many years as one of the few voices for restraint in Napa Valley, today Cathy Corison is rightly recognised as being among the region's finest winemakers. Over the past forty years Cathy has never wavered from producing the style of Cabernet that she loves. It is this commitment to…

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96 pts - decanter

"Medium to full-bodied, beautiful and restrained, with savoury aromatics of fennel, black liquorice, cedar, and black currants. Soft, satiny blackberry fruits are lifted by fine-grained yet supple tannins while a purity of fruit guides the palate to a long, tobacco-tinged finish marked by a mineral-freshness that beckons sip after sip—100% Cabernet aged 18 months in 50% new French oak barrels." - Jonathan Cristaldi

95 pts - wine enthusiast

"Classic balance and a little restraint characterize this firmly structured, deeply flavoured wine that brings black cherries, cranberries and black pepper to the front, backed by slightly tangy acidity and texturizing tannins that will help it mature nicely." - Jim Gordon


"Dark garnet in the glass, this wine smells of black cherry and cassis. In the mouth, gorgeous cherry, dried flowers, and herb flavours have an ethereal quality as bright acidity makes for a mouthwatering package. The tannins are wispy ghosts that hang in the corners of the mouth. Refined... The idea of a wine this gorgeous being made in a year when a large percentage of producers in Napa made no wine at all thanks to the fires positively boggles the mind." - Alder Yarrow 


  • Sourced from the heart of Napa's Saint Helena AVA
  • Since 1987, Corison has sourced their Napa Valley Cabernet from three prime benchland vineyards between Rutherford and St. Helena, celebrating their 36th harvest in 2022
  • These vineyards all share the distinct Bale gravelly loam soils, known for striking the right balance between moisture retention and drainage
  • Thanks to careful vineyard management, the resulting wines are marked by their refreshing natural acidity and gentle tannin grip, ensuring both great table presence and impressive longevity

in the winery

Over the past forty years Cathy has never wavered from producing the style of Cabernet that she loves. It is this commitment to elegance and balance, achieved through conscientious viticulture and restrained winemaking, that has inspired a new generation of winemakers across the state to reject the souped-up and turbo-charged wines that have dominated in recent years


  • Drinking Window: 2023 - 2035
  • Pair with:

    • Grilled steak or lamb with rosemary and garlic.
    • Mushroom risotto or truffle-based dishes.
    • Aged hard cheeses like Gouda or Parmesan.
    • Rich stews or braised meats, especially beef bourguignon.
    • Dark chocolate desserts or tarts with berries.

    These pairings will complement the wine's deep fruit flavours and its notes of cedar, herbs, and tobacco.