Tor Kenward Family Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Yountville Mast Vineyard 2009

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The blockbuster, inky/purple-tinged 2006 Tor Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard boasts abundant amounts of sweet creme de cassis, smoky herbs, graphite, cedar, and fruitcake aromas. Very full-bodied with fabulous fruit purity, a multila... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2006 Tor Kenward Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard 750ml

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TOR Kenward Family Wines:
Tor Kenward spent 27 years as a senior executive with Beringer Vineyards working in winemaking and marketing, helping to build a wine company known to collectors worldwide for its outstanding Reserve and single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons. He retired in 2001, and along with his wife Susan, started TOR Kenward Family Wines, a small wine company based on single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons and C... Read more
Tor Kenward spent 27 years as a senior executive with Beringer Vineyards working in winemaking and marketing, helping to build a wine company known to collectors worldwide for its outstanding Reserve and single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons. He retired in 2001, and along with his wife Susan, started TOR Kenward Family Wines, a small wine company based on single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons and Chardonnays. "For three decades I made a least one barrel of wine each vintage from Beringer's best vineyard sites," recalls Tor Kenward. "I had great mentors, Ed Sbragia and Bob Steinhauer, encouraging me to make wine and grow grapes. We had different approaches, but shared the same passion: great wine, and how to make it. We tasted together, traveled together to Europe to learn more, and shared the secrets we unearthed along the journey." "I walked every corner of Napa and Sonoma those three decades, an avid student of what makes a great vineyard. Luckily, I am working today with people whom I consider to be extraordinary growers dedicated to growing the highest quality grapes," explains Tor. "We farm these special vineyard sites by acre-by-acre -- meaning we work together to achieve the best possible grapes regardless of cost." Our winemaking is driven by the same philosophy: constantly striving for the best, whatever it takes. Tor works exclusively with small cooperage houses in France to ensure we have the best barrels, and uses natural yeasts for both primary and secondary fermentations. Grapes are hand sorted, and our wines are crafted in very small cuvees so as to receive minimal handling. "If we harvest what we consider world-class grapes, our job as winemakers is to stay out of the way. That takes experience and patience, but can be very rewarding when it all comes together," explains Tor. Read less

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Vintage: 2005 01/03/2013

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Vintage: 2006 09/24/2010

The blockbuster, inky/purple-tinged 2006 Tor Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard boasts abundant amounts of sweet creme de cassis, smoky herbs, graphite, cedar, and fruitcake aromas. Very full-bodied with fabulous fruit purity, a multila... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2006 Tor Kenward Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard 750ml


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Vintage: 2006 04/22/2009

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2006 Tor Kenward Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard 750ml




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