Turnbull Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 - The Grape Tray
Turnbull Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
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Turnbull Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region California, Napa Valley, Oakville
Brand Turnbull
Alcohol/vol 14.7%

Winemaker Notes :

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.

Vinous
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Turnbull's 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is absolutely gorgeous. Ripe, bold and plummy, with bright floral overtones and succulent red berry and plum fruit, the 2017 is a positively stellar wine. Best of all, it is a screaming value by the standards of Napa Valley Cabernet. Is there a better Napa Valley Cabernet made from estate fruit for $50 a bottle? I doubt it.

Antonio Galloni, January 2020
Jeb Dunnuck
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The base 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley sports a deep purple hue to go with a big, ripe nose of black fruits, scorched earth, crushed violets, and spring flowers. It has a core of firm tannins, the straight, focused style of the vintage, and a great finish. Cabernet at this price point can be dicey in 2017, but this is solid and well worth the money.

January 31, 2020
Wine Enthusiast
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This producer continues to produce outstanding value for the quality in its wines, and this a shining example of the concept. Weighty, expansive tannins give in to a length of rich, rewarding blue and red fruit, the richness well tempered in acidity and a balanced use of oak.

Virginie Boone, January 1, 2020
Wine Spectator
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A showy style, featuring a blast of soft-textured plum and blackberry puree flavors, gilded liberally with ganache and toasted vanilla notes. A bit chewy at the very end, with a plum skin feel lingering. Drink now through 2023. 9,947 cases made.

James Molesworth, August 31, 2020
Wine Advocate
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Deep purple-black colored, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon gives up notes of baked plums, black currant pastilles and dried blueberries with hints of fried herbs, cigar box and fruitcake. Full-bodied, the palate is just slightly hollow with chewy tannins and oodles of freshness pleasantly lifting the berry preserves flavors on the finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, October 2019