2014 Tor Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml
Tasting Notes: The 2014 Napa Cabernet again shows what was best about the 2014 vintage with the sweet/forward fruit of the vintage. The palate is medium/full weight with very round and unobtrusive tannins. This shows a great mix of both red and black fruits with red cherries, blueberries, black raspberries and bright focusing acidity. This is a fantastic introduction to both the 2014 vintage and TOR Cabernets.
Winemaker's Notes: The 2014 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon was fermented as individual wines and then blended back after many blending trials. The Melanson Cabernet base wine was left on its skins for a little over 15 days and given no more than two pump-overs a day. The other components were put down to about 60% new wood that was a mix of Darnajou, Taransaud, Sylvain and Ermitage. The goal on this wine is not to make the biggest, most massive wine of the vintage, but is instead to blend a complete and complex wine that shows both the vintage and the best qualities of each vineyard that went into it.
Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker: Jeff Ames
Production: 500 Cases
Optimal Drinking Window: 2017 - 2027