How many Chardonnays have you tasted that gave you goosebumps? TOR’s 2018 Carneros Chardonnay did that for me, and when I learned about the origins of the grapes, it made perfect sense. The 2018 is a barrel selection from Steve Beresini’s heritage vines, Larry Hyde’s world-renowned Carneros fruit, and the iconic Durell Vineyard in Sonoma.  Any one of these three sites could be considered one of California’s Grand Cru Vineyards, and when paired with the immeasurable talent of winemaker Jeff Ames, the sum of all three sites is even greater than the original.  Jeff was the former assistant winemaker who worked alongside Thomas Rivers Brown at Schrader, Maybach, Outpost, as well as Tor before he took over as head winemaker. For this 2018 Chardonnay he captured the best qualities from each vineyard, and harmonized them into something remarkable.

If you enjoy some of California’s greatest Chardonnays, this 2018 TOR is for you… the Crème de la Crème, this Napa Valley Chardonnay is just heavenly…

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Winery Vineyard Notes: “This wine is from three historic Chardonnay vineyards, the sum of this winemaker’s selection is greater than its parts. Steve Beresini’s thirty-year-old, dry-farmed heritage vines gives depth and texture, Hyde Vineyard’s wind-cooled topography gives minerality and precision, Durell vineyard contributes richness and opulence. 470 cases made.” International Wine Report ~ 94 POINTS

Winemaker’s Tasting Notes: “… the interplay of each vineyard has given us a beautifully svelte, balanced and harmonious wine. Elegant fruit flavors of ripe citrus, white flower and minerals are layered with brioche, nutmeg and fresh cream complexities. The palate is exciting, with a juxtaposition of dense concentration and svelte creamy texture, with balancing freshness, crispness and structural tension. “

Ed’s Notes: “Previous Vintage of TOR Chardonnay scored 95 PARKER and 95 DUNNUCK, and this vintage is showing better. I wouldn’t be surprised if we see a 96 possibly even closer to the 100-point range from either Wine Advocate or Jebb Dunnuck (or both) on this dialed-in 2018 rendition of WOW! What a wine – here come the 2018s my friends, and they are showing Delicious right out of the gate!”

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