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Torrin Vineyard

2015
2014
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2015
34% CAB SAUV/ 33% SYRAH/ 19% TANNAT/ 14% GRENACHE. 
-FALL 2018 RELEASE-  Sold Out.

Have you ever mixed red and blue paint? Initially, each color greets the other with streaks and swirls. It is beautiful, but not yet integrated. With time, the two become one seamless intense purple. That is a bit of a visual interpretation of Tsundere. Here the more red fruits, herbaceous undertones and tannic backbone of Bordeaux Varietals meld with the deep blue and black fruits, savory salinity and dried herbs of Rhone Varietals evolving into one of our most intriguing and complex blends. With time, these seemingly opposing characteristics come together to create a wine of impeccable balance. As with the Rhone Varietals, our Cabernet Sauvignon and Tannat were fermented with native yeast. We conducted only punch downs without any incorporation of oxygen for cap management throughout the fermentation and the wine was aged on it's lees in French oak 300 liter barrels for 22 months prior to being bottled unfined and unfiltered. We then cellar the bottled wine for an additional 13 months prior to our Fall 2018 Release. This results in a wine that is really impressive for it's multiple layers and can be enjoyed in its youth.

Cases Produced-249

The word "Tsundere" comes from a Japanese character development process that describes a person as gruff and edgy towards others and then over time warms up and becomes gentle and friendly. Over time we are amazed at the transition of how beautiful and open these wines become with just a little bit of time.

2014
51% Syrah/ 31% Cabernet Sauvignon/ 18% Tannat.   -SOLD OUT-

"The 2014 Tsundere is an interesting blend of 51% Syrah, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 18% Tannat that spent 18 months in 228- and 300-liter barrels before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. I remember tasting the first vintage of this cuvée, which has always been a bruiser, but in 2014 it shows another level of polish and finesse, with lots of black and blue fruits, crushed violets, earth and hints of leafy herbs aromas and flavors. Deep, rich, and concentrated, with building tannin, this full-bodied powerhouse is going to have a long life." -Jeb Dunnuck: 95 Points

Cases Produced-207

The word "Tsundere" comes from a Japanese character development process that describes a person as gruff and edgy towards others and then over time warms up and becomes gentle and friendly.  Over time we are amazed at the transition of how beautiful and open these wines become with just a little bit of time.

2013
30% SYRAH/ 30% GRENACHE/ 20% CABERNET SAUVIGNON/ 20% TANNAT. 
-SOLD OUT-

 

"Another blockbuster, the 2013 Tsundere shows the more pretty style of the vintage, but certainly doesn't pull any punches with its graphite, black fruits, scorched earth and charred meat aromas and flavors. A blend of 30% Syrah, 30% Grenache, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 20% Tannat aged in 70% new barrels, it has a full-bodied, pedal to the metal character on the palate as well as ripe tannin and big mid-palate. Drink this hedonistic 2013 anytime over the coming decade or more."-Jeb Dunnuck: 95 Points

Cases Produced-271

The word "Tsundere" comes from a Japanese character development process that describes a person as gruff and edgy towards others and then over time warms up and becomes gentle and friendly.  We thought that this word is often fitting of our wines when we first bottle them, and especially of this wine. However, for the 2013 Tsundere, this is a gorgeous wine right now with even just a year in bottle.   Over time we are amazed at the transition of how beautiful and open these wines become with just a little bit of time.