2017 TOR Cabernet Sauvignon 'Oakville' Napa Valley
Winemaker Notes: Our first Oakville designate Cabernet is an auspicious debut, classic Oakville East with its pure cassis, cherries, raspberries, licorice, dark chocolate, espresso, violets, dried Mediterranean herbs, and warm red rock minerality. Sumptuous yet fresh, with a fleshy, juicy mid palate and ripe, chewy tannins. Just a lovely Cabernet to drink, now and for the next 15-20 years.
Our 2017 TOR Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville is sourced from the Tierra Roja Vineyard. Drive the Oakville Cross Road to the Silverado Trail, directly look forward and up. This is Tierra Roja, a small four-acre jewel of a hillside vineyard. Great neighbors – Backus, Screaming Eagle, Maya and Rudd. The vineyard is dotted with big rocks, and the soil is definitely roja (very red). You might expect the wines to be massive, but they are very perfumed, dark, and complex – more like Screaming Eagle than neighbor Dalla Valle. This is a barrel selection from both the gentle slope and the steep hillside terraces of the Tierra Roja vineyard.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "This is the first time TOR has made a barrel selection from their Oakville vineyards, predominantly Tierra Roja in Oakville East. It is composed of barrels selected to reveal the "red-fruited, softer, juicier side of the Tierra Roja vineyard". Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon comes sashaying out of the glass with open-knit notes of warm red and black plums, kirsch and cassis with wafts of bay leaves, tar, underbrush and tilled soil. Medium-bodied, the palate has bold freshness and a firm frame of chewy tannins with a core of evocative, crunchy red and black fruits, finishing long and earthy. 92+ "
Vinous - "The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville is soft, supple and inviting. Bright red cherry, wild flowers, mint and spice give the 2017 striking brightness and energy to play off a core of rich Oakville fruit. This is such a pretty and enticing Cabernet. "
Shop By Winery: Tor Kenward
Shop By Region: Oakville, California
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