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Turnbull Cabernet Sauvignon Amoenus Napa Valley 2009

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Sharp herbal notes and rich earth aromas greet the nose along with dark dried strawberry and black cherry notes. This is a touch softer than Fortuna up front, with lower acids but more tannins. Overall it’s a darker wine with more matte fruit, showing a bit more rustically with cocoa mocha tannins on the long, powerful finish. Today this is more impressive for potential than performance, but the rich core of tannins should smooth out with time, revealing a lovely earthy-edged core of very ripe Cabernet fruit. 92 points

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Region: USA » California » Napa » Calistoga

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Winery: Turnbull
Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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At Turnbull Wine Cellars we craft our award-winning wine using fruit sourced from our five stellar estate vineyards in Oakville and Calistoga. This diversity of fruit sourcing and exemplary viticultural work allows our winemaking team the ability to create wines with distinctive flavors that capture the personality of each site. Soils vary from deeper alluvial fans on the valley floor to the shallow, volcanic and rocky structures of the hillsides.

Editorial Reviews for Turnbull Cabernet Sauvignon Amoenus Napa Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,485
4.50 5
03/15/2013

Sharp herbal notes and rich earth aromas greet the nose along with dark dried strawberry and black cherry notes. This is a touch softer than Fortuna up front, with lower acids but more tannins. Overall it’s a darker wine with more matte fruit, showing a bit more rustically with cocoa mocha tannins on the long, powerful finish. Today this is more impressive for potential than performance, but the rich core of tannins should smooth out with time, revealing a lovely earthy-edged core of very ripe Cabernet fruit. 92 points


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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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4.50 5
05/21/2013

Some eucalyptus on the nose with red and black currant, light smoke and light tar. Charred oak. Sweet fruit and tannin on the palate. Vanilla laced rich red and black berry fruit with currant. Light herbal tinge and bay leaf. Very nice! 91 pts. 5/10/13 at winery



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