Turnbull Oakville Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Bold aromas of dusted blackberries and toasted Bermuda Cedar surrender to tertiary tones of bright cherry compote, transporting the senses to broad brush strokes of the darkly brooding fruit to come. On the palate, ripe black and red berries pirouette in flashes, building momentum through pixilated tannins to reveal textural finesse and freshness that persists all the way through the dynamic finish.
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Oakville|
Wine SpectatorSolidly built, with layers of warm cassis, cherry puree and raspberry coulis stretching out over long, fine-grained tannins and juicy acidity. The plushness of the sweet fruit marries wonderfully with the grippy underlay on the lengthy finish. Best from 2022 through 2035. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.
Wine AdvocateDeep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville Reserve features vibrant blackcurrants, black cherries and redcurrants scents with nuances of cedar chest, pencil lead, lavender and bay leaves. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is elegantly crafted with plush tannins and bags of black and red fruit layers, finishing on a savory note.
James SucklingSome very ripe and slightly tarry aromas on the nose here with a wealth of blackcurrants weighing in on the palate. This offers a very plush, sweetly fruited finish with oak that delivers creamed-spice notes. Plush. Drink or hold.
Wine EnthusiastWoody cedar, tobacco and peppercorn line the road to a brawny and substantial experience of full-bodied concentration in this reserve-worthy red that offers value for the price. Firm, expansive tannins wrap around black currant and black cherry as a thick finish awaits. Enjoy from 2026–2031.