Tor Kenward Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill Melanson Vineyard 2019

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
AG 97
JD 96
WA 94-96
Item # 342780

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$249.95

750ml
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97 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Melanson Vineyard is one of the clear highlights in this range from Tor. Rich and creamy in the glass, the 2019 is endowed with tremendous purity of fruit matched with tannins that are unusually silky for this rugged hillside site. Nothing in particular stands out. Instead, it is the wine's stunning balance that makes the deepest impression. Time brings out gorgeous inner perfume and aromatic presence. Superb. Drink: 2026-2039 (Jan 2022)"

96 points Jeb Dunnuck: "There are six barrels of the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Melanson Vineyard, a 100% varietal from a great site on Pritchard Hill, just across the valley from Colgin. Its saturated purple hue is followed by a beautiful perfume of cassis and blackberry fruits as well as tobacco, scorched earth, and graphite, with an almost Graves-like gravelly earth character emerging with time in the glass. It is rich, full-bodied, and powerful, with lots of ripe tannins, terrific overall balance, and a serious, age-worthy style that still offers pleasure even today. It's worth giving bottles 2-4 years in the cellar, and it's going to shine for over two decades. Drink: 2022-2042. (12/21/21)"

94-96 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate): "A barrel sample, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Melanson Vineyard sports a very deep purple-black color and notes of crème de cassis, baked plums and blackberry pie plus hints of tar, garrigue, beef drippings and fragrant earth. Full-bodied, the palate is laden with generous black fruits, supported by firm, grainy tannins and lovely freshness, finishing long and earthy. (Mar 2021)"
97 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Melanson Vineyard is one of the clear highlights in this range from Tor. Rich and creamy in the glass, the 2019 is endowed with tremendous purity of fruit matched with tannins that are unusually silky for this rugged hillside site. Nothing in particular stands out. Instead, it is the wine's stunning balance that makes the deepest impression. Time brings out gorgeous inner perfume and aromatic presence. Superb. Drink: 2026-2039 (Jan 2022)"

96 points Jeb Dunnuck: "There are six barrels of the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Melanson Vineyard, a 100% varietal from a great site on Pritchard Hill, just across the valley from Colgin. Its saturated purple hue is followed by a beautiful perfume of cassis and blackberry fruits as well as tobacco, scorched earth, and graphite, with an almost Graves-like gravelly earth character emerging with time in the glass. It is rich, full-bodied, and powerful, with lots of ripe tannins, terrific overall balance, and a serious, age-worthy style that still offers pleasure even today. It's worth giving bottles 2-4 years in the cellar, and it's going to shine for over two decades. Drink: 2022-2042. (12/21/21)"

94-96 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate): "A barrel sample, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Melanson Vineyard sports a very deep purple-black color and notes of crème de cassis, baked plums and blackberry pie plus hints of tar, garrigue, beef drippings and fragrant earth. Full-bodied, the palate is laden with generous black fruits, supported by firm, grainy tannins and lovely freshness, finishing long and earthy. (Mar 2021)"
Product SKU 342780
Producer Tor Kenward
Country United States
Region California
SubRegion Napa Valley
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage 2019
Size 750ml
Color Red
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