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Date Printed: 12/22/2014
Turnbull Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Turnbull Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
(search item no. 90600)
collectible wine

Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 95 points
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 12/22/2014: $44.99

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
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:

Number 41 on the Wine.com 100 of 2007!

Year in and year out, one of Napa Valley's most respected Cabs, offering both pedigree and tremendous value. Harvested in its entirety from Turnbull owned and farmed vineyards, this is the genuine article: a blend of hillside, benchland and valley floor fruit that offers age-worthy concentration and the utmost in drinkability. A single-minded determination to be vigilant in the care of each vine and to ferment only fully ripened berries results in sweet unctuous flavor and this wine's ability to refresh with impeccable balance. Turning heads wherever it goes!

"Real expectation and excitement are raised by this well-made youngster's concentrated aromas of cassis, smoke, mint, dark soils and dried cherries, and its expansive, deeply-filled flavors fully live up to promise. Already praiseworthy both for its real range of character, its luscious fruit and for the way its many pieces fit together, the wine is solidly structured and shows no shortage of youthfully gruff tannin. It is built to get better for a number of years, and it comes with a recommendation for five to eight years of cellaring."
-Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines

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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.