2020 - 2047
Grown on white volcanic ash soil, the deep garnet-purple colored 2014 Thorevilos Proprietary Red has a very meaty nose with charcuterie, beef drippings, truffles and wood smoke over spice cake, blackberry tart, warm blackcurrants, earth and anise plus a waft of cedar chest. The palate is very firm, grainy, lively and taut with loads of earthy/savory layers and great length.
As Abreu releases late, these 2014s are their current releases. I will be heading back within the next month to preview the upcoming releases. "We’re a complete circle as a company—we own our vineyards and cellar,” winemaker Brad Grimes pointed out during my visit. “We’re in complete control. And because we are a vineyard management company, we don’t have to make phone calls to activate people.” I don't need to tell followers of this estate that David Abreu is a legend in his own time when it comes to vineyard management. His own wines deliver his expert take on what some of the most evocative sites in Napa have to give and it is doubtful that truer terroir wines are made in the valley than these.