Spectacular reviews from Robert Parker!
Posted: November 3, 2014
We are once again humbled by the Wine Advocate team and Robert Parker Jr. for some spectacular reviews of some of our recent vintages. A HUGE congratulations to Peter Heitz and the winemaking team! At Turnbull we strive to make the highest quality wines that are true to time and place; without compromise. This feedback, from a team we respect so highly means a great deal to our small family run business. Please visit our site for a few of these wines and some past vintages.
2012 Turnbull Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve boasts a black/purple color along with gorgeous aromas of crushed rocks, blueberry and blackberry liqueur, licorice, graphite and camphor. Full-bodied, backward and atypically tannic and structured for a 2012, this “locked and loaded,” big, massive Cabernet Sauvignon is built for 20-25 years of longevity. It is a spectacular, pure, well-balanced, quintessential Napa Cabernet Sauvignon that is truly world-class. Forget it for 4-5 years and drink it over the following two decades.
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Pierra
The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Pierra comes from the winery’s steepest slopes on its highest eastern valley elevation. Some minerality can be found, but the wine is currently dominated by its gorgeous dark black cherry component. This meaty, full-bodied, opulent 2012 possesses good acidity, excellent tannin, real sucrosity and generosity, and a full-bodied, long finish. It should turn out to be something special. There is something almost Rhône-like in this beauty. Drink it over the next 10-15 years.
Release Date: Fall 2015
If you haven’t already taken your 2010 allocation please visit our site.
2012 Turnbull Cabernet Sauvignon Leopoldina Vineyard
A big-time winner, the dense purple-colored 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Leopoldina Vineyard possesses savory blackcurrant and blackberry fruit deftly touched by toasty oak. The wine builds incrementally on the palate to a full-bodied crescendo at the finish. The tannins are sweet but noticeable, and the wine is long and rich. It should be accessible young yet last for two decades.
Release Date: Spring 2015
2012 Turnbull Cabernet Sauvignon Fortuna Vineyard
The dense opaque purple-colored 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Fortuna Vineyard reveals subtle hints of smoke, licorice and forest floor intertwined with pure blackberry and blackcurrant fruit. Full-bodied as well as elegant and refreshing, this mouthfilling, rich, beautiful Napa Cabernet combines power with grace. Enjoy it over the next 15+ years.
Release Date: Spring 2015
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Black Label
The brilliant 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Black Label offers a heavenly display of spring flowers interwoven with blueberry, blackberry and cassis fruit and subtle wood, licorice and lavender in the background. This full-bodied, rich, beautifully pure, textured and complex wine needs another 4-5 years of cellaring, but it should keep for 25-30 years.
2012 Available Online
And a comment from Mr. Parker about our new label …
Big changes seem to be underway, at least in packaging, at Turnbull Wine Cellars. Big, heavy bottles and a strikingly beautiful, engraved paper label with a strutting golden bull are impressive.
With gratitude to our longtime fans.
The Turnbull Team