2015 Tor Kenward Chardonnay Cuvee Torchiana
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale $59.94 (reg. $69.94)
When we saw that two of the top wine critics in the US were in lockstep over Tor Kenward’s 2015 'Cuvee Torchiana' Chardonnay, we had to jump on it, and you should too! Earning 96-points from both Robert Parker and Jeb Dunnuck, the 'Cuvee Torchiana 'is a Napa Chardonnay that is tailor made to blow you away. An “outrageous Chardonnay...intense and spectacularly pure” (Parker), the Torchiana is “brilliant...and seriously impressive” (Dunnuck).
Tor Kenward has been a leader in the wine industry since his time at Beringer. As a connoisseur of European wine, he had a drive to create a small-scale operation that could deliver quality at the Montrachet or Corton-Charlemagne level right here in California. The climate in Napa has never been considered Burgundian, but down in Carneros there’s a different tale to tell. The cooling fog coming off the San Pablo Bay has made it an ideal region for growing full throttled, but still balanced, Chardonnay. Steve Beresini recognized this when he planted here in ‘88.
100% dry farmed, Old Wente clone Chardonnay, the Cuvee Torchiana is a peer to those produced by Kistler or Aubert and is everything we love in a great Napa Chardonnay. A minuscule 275 cases were produced, so you'll want to act fast to add some to your cellar. Cheers!