2016 TOR Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Hillside Napa Valley
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Wine Spectrum Rating : 95 Rating : JS97 WA96 SKU: T2222 Categories: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Sauvignon 90-100PTS, WSI Favorites Tags: Highly-Rated California Cabernet, Napa Valley Cabernet
JS97 Crushed dark fruit with licorice and black olives on the nose. Full-bodied and very lush yet reserved and melted in the palate. Fine tannins. Spreads out across the palate in a subtle way. Drink after 2020.
WA96 Drive the Oakville Cross Road to the Silverado Trail, then look directly forward and up and you see Tierra Roja, a small four-acre jewel of a hillside vineyard. The vineyard is dotted with big rocks, and the soil is roja (very red). This wine comes from the upper steep terraces of the vineyard, directly below Dalla Valle. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Hillside features red, black and blue fruits with floral and earthy nuances plus pencil shavings and a meaty/savory undercurrent. The palate is full-bodied, firm, grainy and lively with loads of earth and mineral layers.