2011 Tor Kenward Tierra Roja Cabernet Sauvignon
I always love Tierra
Roja. There is a very distinct, very bright fruit profile to this wine. It
shows mostly black fruits with black cherries and blackberries, but the red
soils that this vineyard sit on give it an additional bit of lift and energy.
As much as I enjoy this wine now, I think that its best days are ahead of it.
The very low yields contributed to a build meant to last a long time. If you
are a fan of the Oakville Cabernets made from this area in the early 1990’s
like I am, you will love this wine.
“The 2011 Cabernet
Sauvignon Tierra Roja Vineyard (150 cases produced versus twice that much in
2010) is made in a lighter, easygoing, consumer-friendly style with lots of
black currant, bouquet garni and tobacco leaf characteristics, medium body,
outstanding ripeness as the alcohols are relatively elevated, soft tannins and
low acidity. This will be an endearing 2011 to enjoy over the next 7-8 years.”
– 91-93 Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
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