92pts Jeb Dunnuck
Leading off the Rhône releases from this estate, the 2016 Grenache Kick Ranch Vineyard comes from Sonoma County and has a rocking bouquet of kirsch liqueur, blueberries, herbes de Provence, and dried flowers. Medium-bodied, silky and seamless on the palate, it has loads to love as well as tons of character. With silky tannins and nicely integrated acidity, drink it over the coming 8-10 years.
A distinct departure from prior vintages of TOR Grenache, the cooler climate of Kick Ranch Vineyard has given us a very pretty, aromatic, fresh, elegant style of Grenache, with the depth and mid-palate sumptuousness characteristic of the best examples of this beloved variety. Perfumed aromatics of raspberry, lavender, thyme, rose petals, kirsch and licorice, the finish is bright and the tannins are velvet textured.