Sign In

2011 TOR Kenward Family Wines Beresini Vineyard Torchiana Hyde Clone Chardonnay

Not Currently In Auction

Latest Sale Price

March 3, 2024 - $36

Estimate

RATINGS

93Stephen Tanzer

Lemon, oily yellow fruits and a crushed rock character on the nose. More viscous than the Hudson Vineyards version, with sweet yellow fruit flavors nicely framed by lively acidity.

92Robert M. Parker Jr.

... It exhibits lots of roasted hazelnut, creme brulee, creamy, buttery apricot and peach notes intermixed with pineapple and subtle barrique smells. Full-bodied and rich...

91Wine Spectator

Pleasantly rich and creamy, this is full-bodied for the vintage, with a mix of ripe pear, honeysuckle, honeydew and light smoky oak.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,

TYPE

White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.

WINEMAKER