Enormous wine. There's a lot of power, fruit, and alcohol in this one. Deep, deep ruby reds. The nose is really fruit-forward with a strawberry, blackberry mix. A little hot on the mouth with even more fruit. I liked this wine and it stacked up nicely against some Vermont grass-fed beef. Finish might be a bit short, but otherwise, if you can take the pop in the mouth, I'd go ahead and get this one.
Opened this while at Cochon in Philadelphia. Simply put: one of the best chardonnays I've had in several years. Perfect balance on this. The oak, the apples, and butter were all very well synthesized. I love California chardonnay and was still blown away by this. I would say it compares most favorably to some of Kistler's better years. Tor's a keeper. I just hope too many people don't discover this wine as it's already bloody expensive.
No notes on this one. Great drinking Califronia-style chard. Fairly typical compared to past Beringer Reserves. Citrusy-notes with muted oak and butter. I don't remember it doing anything groundbreaking, but it was very nice, and a relative bargain.