Tor Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Herb Lamb Vineyard 2014 / 750 ml.

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RP9494 pts. - Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate - 28th Oct 2016
The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Herb Lamb Vineyard comes from the lower hillsides of Howell Mountain. Tor Kenward uses the middle section of this vineyard that was earlier used by Ann Colgin for her Herb Lamb bottlings. This wine has always been noted by its blueberry component, touch of licorice and underbrush. This wine has all of that, medium to full body, beautiful acidity and loads of fruit. It is drinking well now and should continue to do so for 15–20 or more years.

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Primary Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon | All Grapes: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

United States | California | Napa Valley

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The Herb Lamb Cabernet tastes like no other wine we have ever made. This shows its terroir perhaps more clearly than any other Cabernet from 2014. On the nose there is copious cassis, dark chocolate and unique to this site some hints of bay leaf. The palate is quite dense and rich but seems to be reaching back to an old world profile more so than the rest of the Cabernets. This exhibits more of the dusty/earthy side of Cabernet with hints of charcoal, lavender and bitter sweet chocolate. A beautiful and truly unique expression of Cabernet.

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RP94 94 pts. / Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate (28th Oct 2016)

The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Herb Lamb Vineyard comes from the lower hillsides of Howell Mountain. Tor Kenward uses the middle section of this vineyard that was earlier used by Ann Colgin for her Herb Lamb bottlings. This wine has always been noted by its blueberry component, touch of licorice and underbrush. This wine has all of that, medium to full body, beautiful acidity and loads of fruit. It is drinking well now and should continue to do so for 15–20 or more years.

Description / Tor Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Herb Lamb Vineyard 2014 / 750 ml.

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The Herb Lamb Cabernet tastes like no other wine we have ever made. This shows its terroir perhaps more clearly than any other Cabernet from 2014. On the nose there is copious cassis, dark chocolate and unique to this site some hints of bay leaf. The palate is quite dense and rich but seems to be reaching back to an old world profile more so than the rest of the Cabernets. This exhibits more of the dusty/earthy side of Cabernet with hints of charcoal, lavender and bitter sweet chocolate. A beautiful and truly unique expression of Cabernet.

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SKU 44106
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Tor Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Herb Lamb Vineyard
Country United States
Region California
District Napa Valley
Product Location - Location-Appellation Napa Valley
Package Size 750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 14.4%
Brand Tor
Bottles per Case 12
Vintage 2014
Can it be Shipped Yes
Rating 94.00 pts
Premier Pick No
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Primary Grape Cabernet Sauvignon
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
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