Back in the spring of 1993, a California publisher, Patrick O’Dell, purchased Johnson Turnbull Vineyards and renamed the property Turnbull Wine Cellars. He spent the next 20 yeas remodeling and expanded the property – building a brand new winemaking facility in the process.
In addition, the wines have gone through change due to the inclusion of fruit from additional vineyards purchased by Patrick. Turnbull Wine Cellars has 145 acres of vineyards within the Oakville and Calistoga districts of Napa Valley representing a diverse range of microclimates and terroirs within these fabled grape-growing centers of Napa Valley.
Their lineup of Cabernet Sauvignons is easily amongst the best in the Napa Valley as is their tasting experience. Their flagship bottling is the ‘Black Label’ Cabernet Sauvignon. Balance is the defining quality of this wine; even in its youth, 2021 Black Label is resolutely complete from beginning to end. Tapping into near perfect growing seasons at Fortuna Vineyard and Leopoldina Vineyards, the 2021 is as good or better than its ever been and is simply stunning from the first sip to the last.
97+ Points, Jeb Dunnuck
Stunning stuff, the 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Black Label offers a full-bodied, deep, majestic style as well as beautiful aromatics of cr me de cassis, violets, flowers, and nicely integrated background oak. It has ultra-fine tannins, flawless balance, and a regal, age-worthy style that has so much to love. It, however, is not going to be for the instant gratification crowd and this actually shut down pretty quickly with air. I would hide bottle for 4-6 years and it s going to cruise over the following two decades in cold cellars.