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2015 TOR Kenward Family Wines Oakville Proprietary Red Wine

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific

RATINGS

98Jeb Dunnuck

...black raspberries, blackcurrants, toasty oak, white flowers, underbrush, and incense... ...incredibly concentrated, deep, unctuous... ...moderate acidity, ripe, sweet tannin, fabulous purity of fruit, and a huge finish...

96-100Robert M. Parker Jr.

Three potentially perfect wines include 2015 Proprietary Red from Oakville, which is the same blend as the 2014. It has enormous concentration of glycerin and that unctuous texture that is certainly present in the super well-endowed 2015s.

94Vinous / IWC

...Dark, rich and explosive, the 2015 hits the palate with serious intensity and brooding power. Gravel, graphite, smoke, and black cherry infuse this persistent, super-intriguing wine... ...very long on class.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, Oakville

Oakville AVA is one of the two or three most prestigious appellations in the United States. Located in the heart of Napa Valley, its 5,000 vineyard acres produce some of the world’s most acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon, including such California “cult” Cabs as Screaming Eagle and Harlan Estate. Before those boutique producers rose to fame in the 1990s, Oakville was already renowned as home to Robert Mondavi, Opus One and Groth Vineyards, among others. Along with the famous wineries, there are premier vineyards in this AVA, including Martha’s Vineyard and To Kalon Vineyard. To Kalon was first planted in 1868 by H.W. Crabb, one of California’s first viticultural researchers, and he named the vineyard after the ancient Greek phrase for “most beautiful.” Though many grapes can be successfully grown in Oakville, Cabernet Sauvignon is king. Merlot and Chardonnay are also frequently planted. Oakville Cabs are prized for their richness, complexity and weight. Oakville was designated as an AVA in 1993.