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Date Printed: 12/28/2014
Turnbull Sauvignon Blanc 1999
Turnbull Sauvignon Blanc 1999
(search item no. 26617)
Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 12/28/2014: $14.84

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine is creamy on the palate with stone-fruit aromas, enhanced by lightly lime-like qualities of the Musque clone of Sauvignon Blanc. Three distinct lots were blended for this wine: barrel fermented and aged; stainless steel fermented and filtered to maintain newly fermented freshness; and stainless fermented sur lie with lees stirring. Seafood, light pasta and poultry pair well with this wine It also is appealing as a palate cleanser at the close of a meal. The blend is 94% Sauvignon Blanc and 6% Semillon.
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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.