Tor Melanson Vineyard 2015
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Pritchard Hill|
Winemaker's Tasting Notes:
If you liked the 2013 Melanson, you’ll love the 2015. It is sort of like the 2013 Melanson on steroids. This shows the similar density and richness on the palate as the 2013 but with a more floral element to the wine and perhaps a bit more silky palate impression and an additional layer of richness and seamlessness. You will find loads of blackberries, currants, smoked meats. It is good now, but will benefit from a few years in the cellar. With the stuffing and density of the wine it should easily go 15 years+ and only get better and better. The hallmark of a great Cabernet.
Others that struck me as possibly as good as one could make included the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Melanson Vineyard and the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon BFD Beckstoffer to Kalon Vineyard.
A seductive style that wows you with a creamy aroma and texture and ripe, concentrated dark berry, currant, fresh-turned earth and savory herbal notes, ending long and full-bodied. Drink now through 2034. 200 cases made.