Turnbull Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown Oalville 2005
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.
External Reviews for Turnbull Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Grown Oalville
Medium-weight, lighter in color than most from this year, this is supple, graceful and blanced, with pleasing ripe plum and cherry fruit. Comes up shy of richness and concentration, splitting the difference between complex and simple. Drink now through 2008.
Dark, rich and enormously complex, with a solid core of black cherry, plum, currant, anise and cedary flavors. Beautifully focused, with a sense of elegance and finesse. Drawn from extensive vineyard holdings; an impressive step up in quality. A tremendous value for an exceptional wine. Best from 2003 through 2010.
Ruby-red. Red currant, tar, coffee and nuts on the nose. Sappy, bright and smooth, with a silky texture but also a faint green edge. Offers good flavor intensity but narrows a bit on the finish.
91 points Connoisseurs Guide: `Despite its wealth of rich oak and its tantalizing touches of root beer cocoa and cream this keenly defined opus is very specific in its deep Cabernet fruit and its strong themes of ripe currants stay the course from beginning to end. It is an especially well-polished wine on the palate and its very trim tannins allow its concentrated fruit to shine through but its present temptations noted it is impeccably balanced and promises to get better and better for a good many years.` (04/08) Also got 90 points from Wine Spectator: `Ripe and fleshy with generous plum black cherry and red cherry fruit that's intense and complex without being too powerful or overblown. Ends with firm fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2012.`
Ripe and fleshy, with generous plum, black cherry and red cherry fruit thatrsquo;s intense and complex without being too powerful or overblown. Ends with firm, fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2012.