Turnbull Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California 2016 (750ml)
Aromatics of densely brooding blackberries—seemingly right off the vine—compel the nose into deeper aromatics of dried cassis, toasted almonds,and roasted herbs. The palate reveals a dark baritone of plumpness, highlighted by tones of plum, sage, and muddled strawberries. Through themid-palate of generous width and softness, this resonant darkness persists to a finish of focus and lasting flavor.
Wilfred Wong - 94 points
COMMENTARY: If the Highway 29 in the Napa Valley is paved in gold, then the 2016 Turnbull Cabernet Sauvignon should be crowned the leader of the pack. TASTING NOTES: This wine is ravishingly beautiful, perfectly provocative, and seriously focused. Its aromas and flavors of ripe blackberries, enticing violets, tantalizing oak accents make it a perfect pairing candidate with a crown roast of lamb. (Tasted: November 28, 2018, San Francisco, CA)