Wine lover in NYC with particular obsession with Napa. Founding member, Wine Nerd Herd.
Finally seeing temps above 40 in the North East so time to break it some chard. The nose is full of tropical fruits and wet gravel. On the palate pineapple is the dominant flavor that hits me, followed by some citrus. Smooth and rich, there’s a bracing acidity that really gets you in the back of the jaw. Parker says drink until 2018, I think this could be even better in a year or two, but is so delicious now. — 10 days ago
I really love this wine. Tasting consistent with prior notes - some leather and anise on the nose, the palate is fruit-driven with loads of black raspberry and cassis, not even a touch of green. Super smooth tannins. And despite the 15.4% abv, doesn’t come across as hot at all to me. — 10 days ago
Red fruit, cherries and cigar box on the nose. The palate is layered with an initial juicy burst of strawberry and cherries, that are followed with hints of tobacco and chocolate and a somewhat tart, long finish. The tannins are a bit tough but not overwhelming and there is great acidity. Popped and poured. — 8 days ago
First time trying this - for me it exhibited more Viognier attributes at first - florals and a slight sweetness - but citrus and nutty notes followed. Rich and slightly viscous - stronger aromatics and a decent finish developed with time in glass. I’d like to revisit this in a year or two. — 8 days ago
Far less tropical than the Hyde, showing more citrus notes with hints of vanilla. Still a rich wine that is balanced with a great acidity. I love how Tor manages to create beautiful Chardonnays that manage to show aspects of both Burgundy and California at the same time and seem teeter just on the edge of restraint. Delicious. — 9 days ago