2014 Turnbull Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon SKU #1283641


WE 94 JS 92 W&S 90
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K&L Notes

Made from all estate fruit from the Fortuna, Leopoldina, and Amoenus Vineyards, this Napa Valley Cab is a great introduction to the Turnbull Winery. Robert Parker, who did not review this cuvee but scored everything from Turnbull's 2014s in the mid-to-high 90s, noted that "these are some of the most compelling wines being made in Northern California. Readers should take that to heart."

Staff Reviews

  • John Majeski
    By: John Majeski
    K&L Staff Member
    Selecting the correct Napa Cab out of the long lineup in our stores can be about as daunting a task as those menacing scenes in crime movies where witnesses try to pick the right suspect, going from face to face, agonizing, hoping for subtle tics or nervous giveaways. Well, fortunately our wines are not nearly as furtive and have pretty solid alibis, not to mention pedigrees. And given the opportunity, they're ready to spill everything! This irresistible bottle can hardly resist confessing its sources, with historic home vineyards high overlooking Calistoga and spreading down in Oakville, where together they create a wine of impeccable balance, prodigious fruit and integrity. To say the least, this wine is not one of the usual suspects, but an upstanding Cabernet and a treasure to the community of those who appreciate compelling wines. Case dismissed.....
  • Christina Stanley
    By: Christina Stanley
    K&L Staff Member
    Crafted from estate fruit from the Turnbull Vineyards in Oakville, this beautifully structured and full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the best. With a rich dark hue and palate, this wine shows perfumed aromas and flavors of tamarind, dried rose petal, ripe plum and black cherry, black pepper and vanilla. The liberal use of new French oak is evident in the intensity of the bouquet, but the real star is the fruit, which shows bright acidity and great potential for aging.
  • Alex Schroeder
    By: Alex Schroeder
    K&L Staff Member
    Made from equal parts Calistoga and Oakville fruit, this cab has everything people dish out the big bucks for in Napa: beautiful ripe dark fruit flavors of black currants, cassis, and mulberry with graphite notes and plenty of cocoa and tobacco. Tannins are powerful but silky and integrated, and the great acid gives the rich fruit a refreshing edge. This is one of the best values in the Valley!
  • Gary Norton
    By: Gary Norton
    K&L Staff Member
    This is easily one of the purest expressions of Napa Valley Cabernet on the market these days. With fruit sourced entirely from noncontinuous estate blocks ranging from the valley floor to higher elevation sites on the Oakville Bench, you've got all the components to make an outrageously delicious and location specific wine. For less than fifty bucks, this is one to go all-in on.
  • Kirk Walker
    By: Kirk Walker
    K&L Staff Member
    Napa Cab for tonight! or later this week if you want. This wine delivers. Full bodied and rich with dark fruits that are framed with just the right amount of oak and ripe 2014 tannins. What do I mean by that? The tannins are full and present but glide across the palate. This is a wine that will age nicely but I cannot see it lasting long in your cellar because of it approachability.
  • Bryan Brick
    By: Bryan Brick
    K&L Staff Member
    One of the truly stunning wines we tasted on our 2017 Napa trip, this dense, ripe and powerfully built Cab has it all, with massive fruit complexity and a modern and generous frame. The boisterous aromas of cut sage, boysenberry and baker’s cocoa meld wonderfully with the layered palate, chock-full of star anise, whole blueberry and the polished earth that comes so frequently from Oakville-based fruit. Add a fun finish full of vanilla-laden oak and a brighter turn of red fruit and tobacco, and this is really a steal for the price.


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