Tierra Roja, a small, four acre jewel of a hillside vineyard in the Oakville AVA, is TOR’s sole monopole. Surrounded by iconic names including Backus, Screaming Eagle, Maya and Rudd, the vineyard is dotted with big rocks, and the soil is definitely roja (very red). This very perfumed, dark, and complex wine shows a wonderful mix of red and black fruits and has such tremendous balance that there is no real beginning, middle or end. It is just an impression of seamless sweet Cabernet fruit with a bright lifted earth profile allied with blackberry, cassis and blueberry. Easily one of the most amazing sites for Napa Cabernet TOR say the goal for this wine is just get out of the way and allow the inherent quality to shine through.