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We focus on single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines, cuvées and Bordeaux varietals…

Vintner’s Cuvée

Pure Magic Vine Hill Ranch

2019 TOR
Pure Magic Vine Hill Ranch Vineyard
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This co-fermentation has an extremely rich palate and soaring aromatics that show smoked brisket, earth, black berries, black cherries and mint.

  • 98 points – Antonio Galloni, Vinous
  • 100 points – International Wine Report
  • 99 points – Jeb Dunnuck

2019 TOR
Black Magic
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This is all dark fruit and density. This year’s Black Magic shows tremendous depth and tannins that are almost totally buried in pure macerated black fruits, black berries, Turkish coffee, unsmoked tobacco, tar and black licorice.

  • 100 points – International Wine Report
  • 99 points – James Suckling
  • 98 points – Jeb Dunnuck

Cabernet Sauvignon

Vine Hill Ranch

2019 TOR Cabernet Sauvignon
Vine Hill Ranch Vineyard, Oakville
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This wine shows the classic Vine Hill dried herbs and roasted red meats with sage, basil and fennel. It shows slightly more black fruited on the palate than most 2019 Cabernets, which were more red fruit forward. The amazing texture and balance continues to resonate through the long silky finish.

  • 98 points – International Wine Report
  • 98 points – James Suckling
  • 98 points – Jeb Dunnuck
Melanson Vineyard

2019 TOR Cabernet Sauvignon
Melanson Vineyard, Pritchard Hill
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There is the typical tannin structure off of Pritchard Hill but this year the perception of the tannin is more supple and smooth. There is roast beef, tobacco, menthol, dried herbs, vineyard dust and currants.

  • 97 points – Antonio Galloni, Vinous
  • 98 points – International Wine Report
  • 98 points – James Suckling
Tierra Roja

2019 TOR Cabernet Sauvignon
Tierra Roja Vineyard, Oakville
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The 2019 Tierra Roja immediately shows the more classic red fruit profile that you expect from the intense/iron rich soils. This shows a very floral side to the aromatics with roses/rosemary/lavender and sage. The palate is firm but with sweet tannins and a bit of wet earth, cloves and cinnamon stick.

  • 96 points – International Wine Report
  • 96 points – James Suckling
  • 95 points – Jeb Dunnuck
Oakville Cab

2019 TOR Cabernet Sauvignon
Oakville
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This vintage shows the classic Oakville cabernet notes of cassis, wet earth and black cherry. Upon tasting you are struck with the very rich/dense and long palate that shows the lift and brightness that Oakville brings to cabernet. There is bittersweet chocolate, mint, tobacco and espresso as the wine tails off to a long and silky finish.

  • 96 points – International Wine Report
  • 95 points – James Suckling
  • 94 points – Jeb Dunnuck
Dr Crane Cab

2019 TOR Cabernet Sauvignon
Beckstoffer Dr. Crane
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The first Dr. Crane from Tor shows just why wineries clamor for the best sites within this small old quarry site in St Helena. Right out of the ate this shows the classic hot rocks/wet earth profile that it has become known for. This has loads of espresso, dark chocolate, cloves and juniper berries. As rich as this is it has a remarkable mid palate freshness that just carries the wine through to an almost endless finish.

  • 97 points – International Wine Report
  • 98 points – James Suckling
  • 97 points – Jeb Dunnuck
Beckstoffer to Kalon

2019 TOR Cabernet Sauvignon
Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard
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This vintage has all of the depth and richness that you expect from a To Kalon Cabernet, but with much more refined tannins and a slight rosewater, tobacco edge, that is not normally there. In addition, the lift and freshness of the added Cab Franc, makes this wine extremely food friendly.

  • 98 points – International Wine Report
  • 97 points – James Suckling
  • 97+ points – Jeb Dunnuck

Passion Projects

2019 TOR Old Vines Petite Sirah
Palisades Vineyard, Napa Valley
Release Fall 2022

This wine shows the classic Petite Sirah profile of loads of black fruits, smoked meats and dark spices.

  • 94 points – International Wine Report
Chasing Windmills

2019 Chasing Windmills Grenache
Fulldraw Vineyard
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This wine is sporting a very dark black ruby color with game meats, super sweet blackberry liquor and spice. On the palate there is an intensely dense/rich attack with a seamless and silky mid palate. This is a largely black fruit/profile wine with more blackberry, road tar, cloves and black licorice.

Chardonnay

2020 TOR Chardonnay
Torchiana, Beresini Vineyard, Carneros Napa
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The 2020 Beresini vineyard chardonnay shows its classic lanolin, waxy, honeycomb nose with lemon curd, sweet butter, salt spray on the palate. The length of the palate and how long the finish lingers is always a trademark of Beresini but this year’s seems to hang on for that extra bit of time and is particularly silky and refined.

2020 TOR Chardonnay
Hyde Vineyard, Cuvée Susan, Carneros
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The 2020 Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay exhibits crushed oyster shell, honeysuckle, almond and white flowers/wisteria. The palate it very lifted and bright with candied orange rind, lemon oil and extreme focus and precision that trails off into a finish that just begs for crab legs or lobster.

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