Tor Cimarossa Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
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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.
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Howell Mountain|
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.
Vinous The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Cimarossa Vineyard captures all the magic of this site on Howell Mountain. Graphite, smoke, leather, incense, grilled herbs and menthol come alive in a powerful, vertical wine loaded with potential and class. A dollop of new oak influence from Darnajou barrels adds opulence and a sheen of raciness this wine may not need. Even so, the Cimarossa is striking. There is no doubt about that.