Corison 2005 Red Set (3)

by wootbot

Glass of '05

Perfect for the most impromptu reunions.

Excuse me, I don't mean to bother you, but your name doesn't happen to be Helios, does it? Helios Cabernet Sauvignon, graduated from Corison Winery back in 2005? I thought it was you! Don't you remember me? I'm Helios Syrah! How have you been, buddy?

I'm good, man, I'm doing really well. Still got my nose in the black cherries and peppercorns, you know. Yep, yep, still living in the Atlas Peak area. I wanted to stay close to home, you know. It really helped me kind of focus on creating a smooth texture for the earthy plums and blackberries I wanted on my palate. You probably noticed my tannins are softer since the last time you saw me, too, heh. Comes with age, I guess.

But how about you, Helios Cabernet Sauvignon? You look great, first of all. That dark burgundy color really suits you. So you're working with blackberry jam and cassis aromas nowadays? That's great, man, really great. And how are your flavors doing? Gosh, you know, I can't think of their names. Was it black current, dark chocolate, and a hint of sweet tobacco? Well, you certainly sound like you've done well for yourself.

Say, do you remember the 2005 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon from our class? Yeah, total loser, right? Turns out that guy became a big time award winner. I know, right? I guess he worked hard cultivating his cherry pie, all spice, nutmeg, and cardamom aromas and flavors, and really made a name for himself. I mean, according to his Facebook page, anyway. Not that I check all that often. I was just, you know, trying to see how everyone was doing.

You know what I'm thinking? We should totally get together sometime, buddy. You, me, maybe even 2005 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. We can go out as a three-pack, hit the town, talk about old times, and... Oh, sure. No, I understand. Everyone's so busy these days. But hey, it was good seeing you. Hey, uh, you don't happen to be on Facebook, do you?