The 2016 Cimarossa Cabernet Sauvignon is a total knockout, and may be Tor’s most compelling wine yet from this Howell Mountain vineyard. It instantly grabs your attention with its incredibly complex range of aromatics that include ripe blackberries and dark currants, which are woven together with smoldering earth, tobacco, spring florals, pencil shavings, sweet Asian spices, and hints of savory mountain herbs all coming together in the glass. This continues to impress with its beautifully polished tannins, in combination with remarkably concentrated ripe dark fruits that deeply penetrate the palate. Impeccably structured and balanced, this hits on every note all the way through the long finish, which leaves behind wonderful flavors of spices, graphite, dusty minerals and sweet ripe dark fruits lingering on and on. Tor and Winemaker Jeff Ames have completely hit nailed it with this stunning Cabernet, and while it is already nearly impossible to resist, there is no doubt this will go on to age gracefully for many years to come.
||Napa Valley, Howell Mountain