Tor Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Tierra Roja Vineyard 2012 | 750 ml.
Item #: 39497
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SP96 Wine Spectator Jul 31, 2017
"Combines power and finesse, offering a firm, dense, chewy core of mocha-scented blackberry, cassis, crushed rock, loamy earth, cedar, cigar box and exotic spice, ending with firm, smoky tannins and a midpalate sweetness that adds a measure of intrigue and nuance. Drink now through 2030. 315 cases made." (96 pts.)
ST93+ Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar May/Jun 2014
"Dark red-ruby. Wild, highly nuanced nose throws off scents of raspberry, musky black olive, wild herbs, iron and dusty stone, all lifted by a floral topnote. Very ripe, dense and sweet, offering terrific depth and thickness without any heaviness. The fruits run more to red than black, with brown spices providing another aromatic element in the mouth. Finishes very long and sweet, with superb ripe, broad tannins. Outstanding potential." (93–95 pts.)
VN92+ Vinous Nov 2013
"Beautifully expressive and layered, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Tierra Roja Vineyard is resonant and floral, with terrific density and power. This is another 2012 that remains primary and not fully expressive. Today, it is the wine’s silkiness that impresses above all else. It will be interesting to see where the 2012 goes over the coming year." (92–94 pts.)
RP95 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 30th Oct 2014
"The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Tierra Roja Vineyard comes from a 4-acre Oakville parcel situated below the Dalla Valle vineyards in the eastern Vaca foothills. It exhibits an opaque purple color along with a gorgeous nose of loamy soil minerality interwoven with blackberry and crème de cassis fruit. Full-bodied with terrific richness and opulence, this is a great example from the tenderloin sector of Napa Valley. It should drink well young, yet last for 20–25 years." (95 pts.)
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|Alternate Name||Tor Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Tierra Roja Vineyard|
|Product Location - Location-Appellation||Oakville|
|Package Size||750 ml.|
|Bottles per Case||12|
|Wine Type||Table Wine|
|Wine - Color||Red|
|Grape(s)||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Primary Grape||Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Dollar Sale (Y/N)||No|