Friday May 19, 2017
In the old days, when everyone was making turbo-charged juice-bombs that showed well at tasting, Cathy was making thoughtful and restrained wines that were often overlooked by critics and a public that favored power over elegance and quality.
We're very proud that we saw that quality and we bet on those wines (and drank them) year after year. We used to run vertical selections going back a decade and we would preach the gospel of restraint and character. Well times have changed and Cathy is the darling of the wine press and trade and consumers. You can no longer buy 3 or 4 back vintages from the winery. You're lucky to get any at all! Did Cathy start making better wine? No. The press and trade finally wised up to some of the most delicious and age-worthy wines in the New World.
Cathy does not forget her friends though. She will be here to help us celebrate our anniversary on May 19th. She has been unbelievably generous in opening her cellars to provide us with a vertical selection of her two cabernets going back to 1992, the year of our founding.
This will be an exceedingly rare collection of back-vintages, spanning the life of the restaurant. Cathy will lead a sit-down, vertical tasting of her wines from 6:30 to 7:30. Dinner will commence at 7:30.
A seated tasting in the Cellar
6:30 – 7:30
2006 Corison Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
2004 Corison Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
2001 Corison Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
2012 Corison Napa Valley Kronos Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
2008 Corison Napa Valley Kronos Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
1998 Corison Napa Valley Kronos Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
1 oz Portions
Hors d’Oeuvres (7 PM)
For those not attending the tasting
Macadamia Encrusted Tuna with Mango Chutney
From our 1992 Dinner Menu
2014 Corazón Anderson Valley Gewürztraminer
Wagyu Beef with Ramp Pesto
2013 Corison Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
1992 Corison Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon MAGNUM (2 oz)
Double-Cut English Lamb Chop with Mint Jelly
New Steakhouse Item from our Current Menu
2013 Corison Napa Valley Kronos Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (3 oz)
2000 Corison Napa Valley Kronos Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon (3 oz)
Orange Lace Cookies with Mascarpone Mousse
(Tasting not included)