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Tor Cimarossa Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Tor Cimarossa Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
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SKU 16293

750ml

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The 2016 Cimarossa Cabernet continues the lineage we been developing for 15 years. This is a true Howell Mountain Cabernet. It is not to drink immediately, it demands and deserves your full attention. This is a wine of structure, immense depth and richness that will age and improve for years. It is all about black fruits, smoke, slow-cooked meats and mouth-filling richness. This is a wine to savor with the best of friends over a decadent meal.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain
Brand Tor
Alcohol/vol 15.2%
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International Wine ReportThe 2016 Cimarossa Cabernet Sauvignon is a total knockout, and may be Tor’s most compelling wine yet from this Howell Mountain vineyard. It instantly grabs your attention with its incredibly complex range of aromatics that include ripe blackberries and dark currants, which are woven together with smoldering earth, tobacco, spring florals, pencil shavings, sweet Asian spices, and hints of savory mountain herbs all coming together in the glass. This continues to impress with its beautifully polished tannins, in combination with remarkably concentrated ripe dark fruits that deeply penetrate the palate. Impeccably structured and balanced, this hits on every note all the way through the long finish, which leaves behind wonderful flavors of spices, graphite, dusty minerals and sweet ripe dark fruits lingering on and on. Tor and Winemaker Jeff Ames have completely hit nailed it with this stunning Cabernet, and while it is already nearly impossible to resist, there is no doubt this will go on to age gracefully for many years to come.

J. D'Angelo, November 2018
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Wine AdvocateCimarossa means "red hill top" in Italian, which aptly defines this very special hillside vineyard, planted on a volcanic cinder cone. The elevation is 2,100 feet, and the soils are predominately red volcanic rock and dust. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Cimarossa Vineyard gives up cassis, blackberry pie, blueberry tart and earth with notions of spices, camphor, meat and wood smoke. Full-bodied, firm and grainy, the palate is packed with fruit and spices, finishing layered, very long and savory. 211 cases produced. Drink Date: 2021-2043.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, September 25, 2018
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Jeb DunnuckDeeply colored, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Cimarossa Vineyard comes from a site on Howell Mountain sitting at around 2,100 feet above sea-level on a west facing slope. It has a textbook Howell mountain profile with its blueberries, black cherries, conifer, savory herbs, and graphite-like aromas and flavors. This rich, powerful, beautifully textured, layered mountain wine has silky tannins, perfect balanced, and a great finish.

January 2019