Turnbull Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Estate Grown 2004
Vineyard % by Vineyard Blossom Creek 40% Fortuna 23% Weitz 15% Skellenger 12% Turnbull 10% Variety % by Variety Cabernet Sauvignon 83% Cabernet Franc 7% Syrah 5% Merlot 4% Petit Verdot 1% Brix: 25.2˚- 27.8˚ Fermentation: Stainless steel and ¾ ton fermenters, 12 days average maceration Time in oak: Aged 17 months in 50% new French oak barrels Alcohol: 14.5% Ripe black fruit flavors/aromatics of blackberry, dark plum, cherry, cassis. Spice and Anise notes. Oak nuances of toasted oak, roasted coffee, chocolate. Rich ripe tannins with powerful finish.
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.
Nice Dark Berry notes, with a hint of oak. Nice Balance..
Spectacular. Dark and rich, nice fruit already. I had two bottles (now only one!) and I'll be keeping this one in a safe place for a few years. Can't wait.
I absolutely love this wine. The color is deep and rich, exactly the same as the nose. The initial sense is medium bodied, rich and complex. The nose finishes fast, begging that the wine be tasted. The initial taste is sharp and spicy, but the fruit and barrel flavor lingers. This wine has notes of grapes, picked late in the season and allowed to ferment for a longer period of time. The alcohol content of this wine is 14.5%, which further tells me that the wine was allowed to ferment longer than many other wines. The mouth feel is smooth with light coating, but does linger in the throat. I recommend this wine with heavy Italian dishes with spicy compliments. A lasagna with Italian sausage would be perfect, followed by a young moscato.
Best cab i've had in a long time. Outstanding. Full bodied, well balanced with a very long and rich finish.
Great tannins drinks like a $75 cab.
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