2007 Tor Kenward "Cimarossa Vineyard" Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The dense ruby/purple-tinged 2007 Tor Cabernet Sauvignon Cimarossa Vineyard reveals juicy, seductive aromas of red and black fruits intertwined with crushed rock, graphite, and flower notes. Medium to full-bodied with loads of texture and a heady, rich finish, this wine can be drunk now or cellared for 15-20 years. (RP)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Good deep, bright ruby. Complex nose melds pungent cassis, dark chocolate and minerals. Supple and mouthfilling, with a lush texture but good acid lift to the flavors of dark fruits, crushed rock, smoke and chocolate. At once firmly built and generous, finishing with sweet, suave tannins and excellent length. This is from a vineyard planted on a cinder cone, a steep hillside made up of accumulated volcanic fragments. (ST)
**Cellar Selection** A very boldly flavored and distinguished wine, although it’s also very tannic. Shows the intensely concentrated flavors of mountain Napa Cabernet, flooding the palate with blackberries and black currants, and the finish is long and savory. Yet those tannins interfere with true palate enjoyment.
Rough-hewn, chewy and firmly tannic, with a concentrated core of dark berry fruits, black licorice, cranberry, mineral, graphite, sage and cedar notes. Full-blown and broad-shouldered, ending with a tight mix of flavors. Best from 2012 through 2022. (JL)