There’s been a recent uptick in female winemakers in California, but Cathy Corison of Napa’s Corison Winery is one of the originals: she’s been crafting elegant, critically acclaimed cabernet sauvignons for three decades. As Sean Josephs, co-proprietor of Maysvillein New York City and Kenton's in New Orleans, puts it: "She never changed her course, even when [influential intense-wine-loving critic] Robert Parker was at his peak and there was a lot to gain by producing big, rich cabernet. Her wines are fresh and delicious in youth and can stand the test of time." Her two iterations of the wine — a Napa Valley entry and a site-specific Kronos Vineyard bottling — consistently show depth, power, and that signature restraint. Other wines from Corison include a Napa cabernet franc under the Helios label and a cabernet rosé and sassy Anderson Valley gewürztraminer labeled Corazón. All are standard-bearers in their class.