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2021 Turnbull Cabernet Sauvignon "Black Label"

Turnbull 2021 Black Label Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Turnbull

Vintage: 2021

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Black Label"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $180

Cases produced: 1,850

KWG Score: 97.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (94)

Review date: March 9, 2024

Wine Review: This deep purple colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Turnbull opens with a mild pipe tobacco and blackerry bouquet with hints of loam and boysenberry. On the palate, this wine is full bodied with medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is well-balanced, seamless, rich, and dense. The flavor profile is concentrated blackberry and oak blend with notes of anise and black cherry. We also detected hints of cassis, clove, graphite, and mocha. The finish is dry, and its moderate dusty tannins and flavors show very nice length. The Tasting Panel would decant this wine, as aeration increases its intensity and expression. We then would pair this Cab with duck confit or with a slow roasted leg of lamb. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Irresistible ripened plums and opulent dusty blackberries lift the senses, alluring the nose to tertiary notes of delicate florals and intriguing mineral edges. Balance is the defining quality of this wine; even in its youth, 2021 Black Label is resolutely complete from beginning to end. Every element is in place, as dimpled yet silky tannins unfold with grace and finesse, revealing a core of power and depth. Broad strokes of black mulberries, crème de cassis, and juniper accelerate through the mid-palate with captivating width and focus. This thrilling dance culminates in a stunning finish of opulent and elegant dark fruits that persist with each sip, leaving an indelible impression of the near-perfect growing season that shaped the Fortuna Vineyard - full of power and sinew. Leopoldina Vineyard - full of poise and intention, in the 2021 vintage.

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