1998 Corison Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
After popping and pouring, I tasted exactly what it meant to be aged 15 years. This wine had aged and matured nicely; it was still well balanced after so many years. The tannins had diminished along with some of that big fruit taste that California cabs are known for, but overall, it still kept it structure as a nice and hearty Cabernet Sauvignon.
After about 30 minutes on a warm summer day, the wine started opening up. It was still smooth going down and more medium-to-full bodied compared to other Cabernet Sauvignons. The color was an intermediate purple hue, not as dark as other cabs but definitely not light. This particular wine might be just past its peak by a couple years, but it was delicious nonetheless.