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There is so much depth in color in this wine, it looks like it was just released! Blueberry, boysenberry jam, vanilla, licorice, chocolate, truffle, earth and smoke scream from the glass. With the concentration of motor oil, coupled with the grace of a ballerina, there is not one hair out of place. Ostentatious, yet refined, the wine fills your mouth and paints your palate with the intense purity of perfectly ripe, polished fruit. This is a benchmark wine for California Cabernet Sauvignon. Read more…
The classic 2002 Thorevilos, which comes from the white tufa volcanic ash soils of this site, exhibits notes of barbecue smoke, bouquet garni, incense, Christmas fruitcake and gobs of blue and black fruits. It is voluptuously textured and full-bodied, with sweet tannin as well as a flawless integration of acidity, tannin, wood and alcohol. Both of these wines are tour de force performances from David Abreu and Brad Grimes. They appear set for 25 to perhaps 50 or more years of cellaring. If you can find them - buy them!
David Abreu has been associated with many top Napa Valley vineyards like Bryant Family, Harlan Estate, and even Screaming Eagle. Abreu founded his own vineyard management company in 1980, working with at the time winemaker Richard Forman. They would frequently travel to Bordeaux to gain knowledge on vineyard management, farming techniques, and to further develop their winemaking philosophy. Abreu honed his skills for Bordelais farming style in the New World. In 1986, Abreu purchased his first vine which was the start of his own winery. David Abreu is a perfectionist with his clients’ and his own wine, and it shows in his purely world-class wines.
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