International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90($53; includes a healthy dollop of grenache and a bit of viognier) Ruby-red. Blackberry, violet, licorice and stone on the nose. Densely packed but quite tight and firm-edged, with spice and medicinal flavors dominating today. Finishes with building tannins.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2008
Wine Advocate | Rating: 93The 2006 Tor Rock Homage Allen Judge Family Vineyard, a Syrah, Grenache, Viognier blend (83%, 15%, and 2% respectively) possesses beautiful, sweet, bacon-infused blackberry and cassis fruit intermixed with spring flower, truffle, and asphalt-like characteristics. Deep and ripe, with excellent balance.Drink Dates: 2007-2013Author: Robert Parker
Former Beringer Executive Tor Kenward launched his brand in the early 2000s and soon tapped Jeff Ames, the German-born, Memphis-raised protege of Thomas Brown to be his winemaker. Concentrating on red Rhone varieties (bottled under his Rock label) as well as Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay (under TOR) from single vineyard sites, the wines have swiftly gained critically high acclaim. Production for any one wine rarely exceeds 200 cases.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 22 bottles owned
- 7 collectors