2006 Tor Kenward "Cimarossa Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

SKU #1045845

93 points from Robert Parker: "The sweet tannins and dense ruby/purple hue of the 2006 Tor Cabernet Sauvignon Cimarossa Vineyard give way to a wine with more minerality, full-bodied power, and a civilized personality. There is nothing rustic or astringent in this well-made, complex, earthy 2006. It, too, will drink nicely for two decades." (12/08) 93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby. Aromas of blackberry, chocolate, licorice, mint and flowers. Densely packed but juicy, with terrific intensity to the dark fruit and floral flavors. At once sweet and serious cabernet. Finishes chewy and long, with sweet, building tannins." (May/June '09) 92 points Wine Spectator: "A powerful Cabernet, one for the cellar. Very tight and depply concentrated, with firm, tannic yet vibrant dried currant, sage, mineral and dusty-cedary oak flavors. Begs for lots of air and time, but shows remarkable focus and concentration. Best from 2010 through 2018." (Insider, 03/09) One of the SF Chronicle's Top 100 Wines of 2009: "A happy match between winemaker Jeff Ames and Dino Dina's mountainside vineyard. Ames has found a balance of remarkable power and nuance here. Cimarossa's signature cinnamon aroma steps forward on a complex violet-tinged nose. Racy black fruit and cassis coat the palate. Strong and yet precise, it's an outstanding example of how complexity can thrive in the modern Napa profile." (12/09) Only 350 Cases made.

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Varietal:

Cabernet Sauvignon and Blends

- Cabernet Sauvignon has come a long way from its role as a blending varietal, however dominant, in the wines of Bordeaux. Today it is the most planted red varietal in the world. Identified as a descendent of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, the late-ripening Cabernet Sauvignon needs to be planted in warmer climates to fully ripen. Its small berries can easily be identified for their distinctive blue color, thick skins and high tannins. And while the varietal has its own definitive characteristics: green pepper-like aromas and black currant flavors among them, it is perhaps most prized for its ability to convey terroir, vintage and winemaking. A relatively new varietal, Cabernet Sauvignon started making inroads into the wines of the Médoc and Graves in the late-18th century. Today it is also dominant in the up-and-coming Entre-Deux-Mers region of Bordeaux and can also be found in Southwest France. It is the companion varietal to Sangiovese in Italy's Super Tuscans and is planted all over Europe, stretching to lesser-known winegrowing regions like Russia and Lebanon. In the Americas Cabernet Sauvignon has found champions in every nook and cranny of California and among winemakers in Washington, where it complements plantings of Merlot. In South America, Cab thrives in Chile, but can also be found in smaller amounts in Argentina and even in Mexico.
Country:

United States

- When people consider domestic wine, they normally think about the state of California. The fine viticultural Region within California, including the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Santa Cruz Mountains, Mendocino and Santa Barbara, are capable of growing grapes of world-class quality. But there's plenty of fabulous wine coming from other states, too. Oregon, Washington and New York are also causing eyebrows (and glassware) to be raised around the world. Click for a list of bestselling items from the United States.
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California

- With the explosive growth that California's wine industry has seen the past several years, it's easy to view winemaking and grape growing in the Golden State as a recent phenomenon. And while it's true that California's viticultural history is brief compared to several European countries, this state's roots date back well over 200 years. Due to the enormous response to California wine within the United States and worldwide, there are thousands of excellent and diverse wines being produced within the state each year. For our entire selection of California wines, please visit this link.
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Napa Valley

- America's most famous wine region, which encompasses a varied geographical territory running about 20 miles long from the San Francisco Bay northward to the foot of Mount St. Helena. Napa's great diversity, both in terms of climate and terroir, has led to the creation of a number of smaller AVAs like Stags Leap District, Rutherford, Howell Mountain, Oakville and Mount Veeder, among others. Cabernet and chardonnay still reign supreme, but just about everything under the sun is grown in Napa Valley, in quality levels ranging from $2 jug wine to $500 a bottle California cab.