Tor Tierra Roja Vineyard Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 ( Wine Spectator 96 Pts)

Tor Tierra Roja Vineyard Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 ( Wine Spectator 96 Pts)

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96 Points Wine Spectator

Drive the Oakville Cross Road to the Silverado Trail then look directly forward and up and you see Tierra Roja, a small jewel of a hillside vineyard. Great neighbors – Backus, Screaming Eagle, Maya and Rudd - but Tierra Roja is smaller than these and hand cared for by Linda Neil. The vineyard is dotted with big rocks, and the soil is definitely Roja (very red). You would expect the wines to be massive, but they are very perfumed, dark, and complex. This is our first bottling of this unique and special terroir.

From the Almost Cult Tierra Roja Oakville Property of Linda Neal, neighboring Rudd, Screaming Eagle and all the other cult wines. Winemaker's Tasting Notes The Tierra Roja cab is always a fascinating one to make since it is almost directly across the valley from To Kalon, yet comes out as a totally different wine due to its red, rocky soils and different exposure. This wine shows its typical black fruit dominated self with just a hint of bay leaf and evergreen. It has one of the most mouth filling attacks that you will ever try. Despite the size of this wine it still comes off as light on its feet from the acidity that this site retains. There is no other way to describe it than to say this is an absolute joy to drink. This may be one of the rare wines that is always drinkable and never goes into a 'dumb' phase, so drink 2013-2025.