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2012 Tor Kenward Family Wines Cabernet (750ml - Full Bottle)

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Vintage 2012
Varietal Cabernet
Bottle Size 750
Style Red
Subregion Napa Valley
Bottle Condition Perfect

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International Wine Report
The 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet is an absolutely tremendous showing from Tor Kenward, sourced from Mast Vineyard (Yountville), Melanson (Pritchard Hill), Tierra Roja (Oakville) and To Kalon (Oakville). It instantly releases seductive aromas of ripe dark cherries and black currants followed by spring flowers, baking spices and lovely hints of mocha and sweet toasted oak. On the palate this is full-bodied, layered and voluptuous, backed by soft, round tannins, which make for a seamless transition into the long, plush finish. Although this should have no problem cellaring for many years to come, it absolutely delicious today and is just about impossible to resist. (Best 2015-2032).
 
Winery Notes
Winery Notes:
Winemaker’s Tasting Notes: The 2012 Napa Cabernet shows just how great this vintage was from a valley perspective. This is a blend of Mast in Yountville, Melanson on Pritchard Hill, Tierra Roja in Oakville, and To Kalon in Oakville. The blending of these three different vineyards produced what is easily the best Napa Cabernet we have ever produced. The 2012 Napa Cabernet is immediately drinkable with silky sweet tannins and loads of red fruit. The wood, acidity and tannins are all in perfect balance so all you get is the great blackberry, cherry and sweet vanilla. This is the wine to drink while you wait for your designates to be at peak. Drink this between 2013 and 2020.
 
Winery Notes
Winery Notes:
It is funny, but “classic” and “perfect” are words bantered about a lot about this bountiful, beau- tiful vintage. To me it was “classic” growing conditions - early bud break, no frost damage, relatively dry spring, with less than an inch in April, then nothing till October, and less than an inch that final month of harvest. One heat spike in June, another in early October, but just beau- tiful otherwise, with very cool evenings and warm, idyllic days. It was a ‘perfect’ year to be a farmer. Yet a vintner had to beware, for after two very short crops in 2010 and 2011 - 2012 set a big crop that had to be thinned many times. We managed this crop religiously in all our vineyards, some with draconian vigor, and because of that, only can I roughly use the word, “perfect”. Man had to interfere to bring things into balance for what will easily be termed a great Napa Valley vintage.
 

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Sub-Region :
Napa Valley
America’s equivalent of Bordeaux, Napa Valley is the most famous winegrowing region in the United States. Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay reign supreme in Napa Valley, but many of varietals are also grown successfully. Wines made from Napa Valley grapes vary greatly depending on the specific AVA or sub region where they are grown. Mount Veeder, Howell Mountain, Stag’s Leap, Oakville and Rutherford are a few acclaimed sub regions with their own distinct climactic and soil conditions. It is also the home of California “cult wines” like Screaming Eagle, Harlan Estate and Grace Family Vineyard. View all our items from Napa Valley
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California
Since the famous Judgement of Paris in 1976 California wines have unquestionably ranked among the best in the world. From the Anderson Valley in the North through Temecula Valley in the South, California vineyards grow dozens of wine grape varietals that produce wines of many different styles. The California wine industry has steadily gained ground since the 1960s (the industry took a major hit following Prohibition), but its roots date back over 200 years. Major grape varietals include Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc. View all our items from California