Tor Melanson Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Tor Melanson Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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97 points James Suckling

Dialed-in fruit and floral aromas with spice and wet earth. Black truffles. Full body and firm, solid tannins that remain sweet and dusty. Extremely long and beautiful. Needs four or five years to soften. A great red. Better after 2023. 

96 points Jeb Dunnuck

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Melason Vineyard is another beautiful wine and comes from the site directly across from Colgin. Blackberries, bay leaf, camphor, savory herbs, and graphite notes all flow to a beautiful, medium to full-bodied, concentrated, layered Cabernet Sauvignon that has a singular character, plenty of structure, and a great, great finish.

96 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Greg Melanson’s vineyard on Pritchard Hill is very steep, with rows running up and down the hill directly across from Colgin winery. Beyond Colgin its rocky face looks down at Napa Valley’s floor. Very deep purple-black in color, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Melanson Vineyard has a vibrant nose of black cherries, blackberries, violets and cedar with hints of lavender, chocolate box, earth, mocha and unsmoked cigars. The palate is full, rich, muscular, concentrated and lively with very firm, very grainy tannins and a long finish with camphor hints.