This 2009 Black Label Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is crafted
from our top Estate Vineyards, Leopoldina, Amoenus and Fortuna. Restrictive volcanic soils, both red clay and white tufa types, yield a wine that is deeply concentrated, with rich minerality. Characterized by sultry dark fruit aromas and flavors of black cherry, sun ripened boysenberries and cassis—balanced by a dense layer of sweet chocolate and roasted coffee. A wine of power and finesse. Approachable in its youth but capable of extended bottle age.
Blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec, 1% Merlot
"This best-of-barrels blend shows the powerful tannins and dryness that mark all of Turnbull’s 2009 Cabernets. It’s a huge wine, powerful and concentrated in blackberries, black currants and sweet dark chocolate, with notes of spices on the long, dry finish. Drink it now, with the best beef entrée you can find. It should slowly develop bottle-age characteristics"
"Elegant, stylish and firm, this shares the loamy earth and rich, fine-grained tannins of the Leopoldina bottling, with a tad more generosity. Best to cellar short term or decant."