International Wine ReportThe 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet is an absolutely tremendous showing from Tor Kenward, sourced from Mast Vineyard (Yountville), Melanson (Pritchard Hill), Tierra Roja (Oakville) and To Kalon (Oakville). It instantly releases seductive aromas of ripe dark cherries and black currants followed by spring flowers, baking spices and lovely hints of mocha and sweet toasted oak. On the palate this is full-bodied, layered and voluptuous, backed by soft, round tannins, which make for a seamless transition into the long, plush finish. Although this should have no problem cellaring for many years to come, it absolutely delicious today and is just about impossible to resist. (Best 2015-2032).
Winery NotesWinemaker’s Tasting Notes: The 2012 Napa Cabernet shows just how great this vintage was from a valley perspective. This is a blend of Mast in Yountville, Melanson on Pritchard Hill, Tierra Roja in Oakville, and To Kalon in Oakville. The blending of these three different vineyards produced what is easily the best Napa Cabernet we have ever produced. The 2012 Napa Cabernet is immediately drinkable with silky sweet tannins and loads of red fruit. The wood, acidity and tannins are all in perfect balance so all you get is the great blackberry, cherry and sweet vanilla. This is the wine to drink while you wait for your designates to be at peak. Drink this between 2013 and 2020.