Another absolutely magnificent showing from Tor in this vintage, the Melanson Vineyard Cabernet is clone 7 and 337, which is planted to loamy soils layered with volcanic rock, and sits at an average elevation of 1,200 feet on Pritchard Hill. This absoultley stunning wine opens to seductive aromas of ripe black cherries and dark currants woven together with graphite, mocha, exotic spices, sage and spring floral nuances all soaring from the glass. Full-bodied and opulent with a wonderful voluptuous texture giving way to a core of beautifully ripened dark fruits that expand seamlessly across the palate. This displays stunning purity, finesse and balance leading up to the long, spice-tinged finish. While the Melanson Cabernet is already simply sensational, it also has the potential to age remarkably well for many years to come.