2018 Tor Kenward Family Vineyards Melanson Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML
2018 Tor Kenward Family Vineyards Melanson Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
  • JS 97
  • WA 95
  • JD 95

Reg: $234.94

$228.94

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Reg: $234.94

$228.94

In Stock: 14 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 0 btls
ETA: Pending

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JS 97
jamessuckling.com, December 2020
The dark fruit and conifer are impressive and include blackcurrant and black cherry. Wet earth and black mushroom, too. It’s full-bodied with chewy tannins and intense fruit. Yet, the tannins are chewy and powerful. Very...   The dark fruit and conifer are impressive and include blackcurrant and black cherry. Wet earth and black mushroom, too. It’s full-bodied with chewy tannins and intense fruit. Yet, the tannins are chewy and powerful. Very mountain-fruit character. Needs four or five years to soften. Try after 2024.  
WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2020
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. The deep garnet-purple...   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. The deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Melanson Vineyard is a little broody to begin, needing a good amount of swirling to reveal notes of chocolate-covered cherries, crème de cassis, molten licorice and preserved plums with hints of espresso, sautéed herbs and crushed rocks. The medium to full-bodied palate is packed with taut, muscular black fruit and supported by a firm foundation of grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing on a lingering ferrous note. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown  
JD 95
jebdunnuck.com, January 2021
(95+ points) From a rock site on Pritchard Hill, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Melanson Vineyard has a killer bouquet of crushed stone, new leather, flowery incense, blackberries, and blackcurrants. Already complex and...   (95+ points) From a rock site on Pritchard Hill, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Melanson Vineyard has a killer bouquet of crushed stone, new leather, flowery incense, blackberries, and blackcurrants. Already complex and nuanced aromatically, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, a seamless, expansive texture, plenty of ripe tannins, and a great finish. Give bottles 2-4 years in the cellar and enjoy over the following two decades.  
Category Description
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.8%
Closure Cork