2014 Tor Oakville Proprietary Red Wine 750ml
Tasting Notes: "The 2014 Proprietary Red from Oakville is 44% Cabernet Franc, 44% Petit Verdot and 12% Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a fabulous wine and a creative blend from Kenward. With a fabulous nose of forest floor, white flowers, licorice, incense, blackcurrant and blueberry fruit, this deep, sumptuous, full-bodied wine has fabulous intensity, low acidity and finely grained, integrated tannins. There is not much of it, but it is a beauty. It can be drunk now or cellared for another two decades. Tor Kenward is using his vast experience in the wine industry and impressive palate to find exceptional terroirs and produce fascinating wines that merit serious attention. His winemaking guru is Jeff Ames, who makes his own wines under the Rudius label...Kenward has an impressive array of 2014 reds, all of them showing as well as, or better, than I had predicted in my range of scores last year." - Robert Parker (95 Points)
Winemaker's Notes: Each lot was fermented separately and then after multiple blending trials we arrived at the final blend. While it is a classic Bordeaux blend the percentages are flipped on their heads a bit with the larger percentage of PV. The CS brings the sweet fruit to the blend, the CF the earthy components and the PV brings the spice and lift. As different as the blend is, they all worked together beautifully and have created one of the top wines of the vintage for us.
Composition: 43% Cabernet Franc, 43% Petit Verdot, 14% Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker: Jeff Ames
Production: 375 Cases
Optimal Drinking Window: 2017 - 2038