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Date Printed: 9/16/2014
Turnbull Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
Turnbull Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
(search item no. 90632)
collectible wine


PRICE ON 9/16/2014: $42.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2005 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2004 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 95 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2002 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points
2001 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Blend: 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, 3% Syrah, 3% Merlot

A Cab with cherry fruit and a bit of mocha on top, soulful tannins that are round and soft and a flavor that carries past fruit to a place that is about the sense of well-being created by...yes, bittersweet chocolate.

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About Turnbull:

In the Spring of 1993 California publisher, Patrick O'Dell, purchased Johnson Turnbull Vineyards and renamed the property Turnbull Wine Cellars. The remodeling and expansion of the facility has been completed. 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 Viticultural Appellation representing the diverse range of microclimates and terroirs within this fabled grape-growing center of Napa Valley.