Auction 20 | Lot No. 24
TOR Kenward Family Wines
5 cases produced
- The Magic: Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard, F Block,
100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in Darnajou barrels
- Tor Kenward and Jeff Ames teamed up for this special
cuvee in a winemaking marriage made in heaven
- One of Napa Valley’s historically great terroirs planted
in the 1870s, currently farmed by Andy Beckstoffer
- Between Andy Beckstoffer and Tor Kenward, over 75
years of experience as Napa Valley vintners
This rare expression of Napa Valley winemaking is one of only 60 bottles that will ever be made. Think of it as a bit of Napa Valley history in your cellar and celebrated in a glass with friends and family.
The Magic: Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard, F Block. The magicians: Tor Kenward and Jeff Ames teamed up for this special cuvee in winemaking, using grapes from one of Napa Valley’s historically great terroirs, planted in the 1870s and currently farmed by Andy Beckstoffer. The result: a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged in Darnajou barrels. Abracadeabra, you’ll have a wine unlike any other.
- Wine is unfiltered
- Single vineyard wine
- Sustainably produced
Jeff Ames moved to the Napa Valley in 1999 and shortly thereafter began working as assistant winemaker to Thomas Brown on projects including Schrader, Maybach and TOR. In 2003, he took over as head winemaker at TOR, and in 2005 founded his own brand, Rudius Wines.
Country born: Germany
Education: BA in History
Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years
To let the vineyards fully express themselves and to completely utilize the best qualities of the fruit in a particular vintage.
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