TOR Tierra Roja Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 - The Grape Tray
TOR Tierra Roja Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
SKU: 1627

TOR Tierra Roja Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley, Oakville
Brand TOR
The 2018 Tierra Roja shows more red fruits that the other vineyard designated Cabernets in 2018 but for this vineyard that is typical. This year though the black fruit component is a VERY black fruit profile with blackberries, brisket bark and road tar. As always the tannin profile is quite sweet and supple. This is probably one of the most seamless Tierra Rojas we have made and should have an according- ly long life with good storage.
Jeb Dunnuck
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Another Oakville Cabernet, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Tierra Roja Vineyard offers a spicy, complex nose of baked black cherries, plums, currants, bay leaf, sandalwood, and chocolate. This spicy, complex, savory Cabernet is full-bodied and has a wonderfully textured, seamless mouthfeel, present tannins, and a good finish. It's already a joy to drink yet is going to evolve for 20 years or more given its overall balance.

January 27, 2021
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Tor's 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Tierra Roja Vineyard is rich, effusive and savory from the very first taste. Crushed red berries, rose petal, mocha, crushed rocks, new French oak and espresso race out of the glass. There is an energy to the Tierra Roja that is impossible to miss. Then again, that is the magic of the red soils in Eastern Oakville. The tannins could use a bit of time to soften, but they are already nicely in balance.

Antonio Galloni, January 2021
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The four-acre hillside Tierra Roja vineyard is located on the opposite side of the Silverado Trail from the Oakville Cross Road. The vineyard is dotted with big rocks, and the soil is roja (very red). The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Tierra Roja Vineyard is deep garnet-purple in color, bursting from the glass with notes of red currant jelly, kirsch, blackberry pie and wild blueberries with suggestions of wild sage, potpourri, tobacco leaf and dusty soil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is softly textured and refreshing, delivering bags of red and black berry flavors and finishing with a lively herbal lift. 400 cases were made.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, November 30, 2020