Turnbull Cabernet Sauvignon Leopoldina Napa Valley 2009

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Sweet toasty oak greets the nose, along with hints of sweet licorice accenting the black cherry and blueberry fruit. Rather spicy and complex in the mouth, this is smooth and sexy up front, then tense with mineral with real complexity emerging on the mid-palate. This has tons of fruit that's not at all overbearing with well integrated oak spice, and a fairly heavy tannin load for a Turnbull wine. This is showing very well, with great aromatic spice notes on the moderately long finish, though it does need some time to shows its best. Give it 2-5 years. 93 points

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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 Leopoldina Napa Valley

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,965
4.50 5
03/15/2013

Sweet toasty oak greets the nose, along with hints of sweet licorice accenting the black cherry and blueberry fruit. Rather spicy and complex in the mouth, this is smooth and sexy up front, then tense with mineral with real complexity emerging on the mid-palate. This has tons of fruit that's not at all overbearing with well integrated oak spice, and a fairly heavy tannin load for a Turnbull wine. This is showing very well, with great aromatic spice notes on the moderately long finish, though it does need some time to shows its best. Give it 2-5 years. 93 points


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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.50 5
05/21/2013

Lovely nose. Noble, with mint, cassis, currant, kirsch, Chambord and Creme de Cassis. Rich and complex. Touch of oak vanilla. Nice balance on the palate, very smooth. Good acid. Tart red chrry and berry fruit, mint and eucalyptus notes. Elegant in style. Dry, with lots of cassis and Chambord. 92 pts. 5/10/13 at winery


Snooth User: Khang Tran
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3.50 5
03/16/2013

Three and a half glasses




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