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2014 Tor - Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
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      Cabernet Sauvignon
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    SKU: 276910-2014-750-3A
    • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

      The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard ratchets up the level of concentration. Charcoal embers, graphite, blackberry and blueberry notes, Christmas fruitcake and licorice are all present in the incredible bouquet of this forward and open-knit style of wine. Drink now-2035.
      Drink Dates: 2016-2035
      Author: Robert Parker
    • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

      There's no mistaking the authority and presence of this youngster, which displays all the depth and complexity you might hope for while adding a measure of delicacy, finesse and textural suppleness, making this distinct and easy to enjoy. Drink now through 2034. 200 cases made.
      Drink Dates: 2017-2034
      Author: James Laube
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  • 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.

    California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 56 bottles owned
    • 15 collectors