Year after year this is an amazing Cabernet from Tor that consistently impresses, and there is no exception in this excellent vintage. The 2016 was sourced from the lower block of this outstanding, and distinctive Oakville property, with its distinctive red tinged soils. The wine was aged in new Taransaud barrels and fermentation was 10-days over what Tor and winemaker Jeff Ames consider to be typical for this vineyard. The result is a simply magnificent wine, which begins with striking aromatics of ripe black currants and crème de cassis followed by sweet spices, florals, pencil shavings along with hints of loam and mocha all taking shape and soaring from the glass. This is full-bodied and beautifully layered, with a gorgeous plush texture and dense core of ripe dark fruit flavors that continue to build and expand across the palate. It continues to impress with its remarkable concentration and depth, along with its voluptuous mouthfeel, which is irresistible as it persists through the long, opulent finish. This is yet another stunning wine from Tor in this vintage and while it is already showing remarkably well, it should also have a wonderful evolution ahead.
||Napa Valley, Oakville