*2004 TOR Rock Cabernet Sauvignon
TOR Kenward Family Wines 'Rock' Howell Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, USA 2004
The superb 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Howell Mountain possesses a dark ruby/purple hue as well as graphite, blueberry, and cassis characteristics. Medium to full-bodied, with luscious fruit, fine opulence, sweetness, flamboyance, and a front-end loaded character. (RP)
Vineyards – 95% Cimarossa – 5% Mast Vineyard
I have four photos of the Cimarossa Vineyard above my desk. In one the vineyard is blanketed in green spring grass. In another it shimmers in post harvest gold, red, and yellow leaves, the colors intensified by crisp bright azure sky. The third photo might as well be a Japanese print with its fog, gnarly black terraced vines, and darker shadows. There are no leaves on the vines. It is Winter. The last photo is also winter, but the vineyard is covered in snow – and everything around it is white, everything but the higher branches of the pines surrounding the vineyard.